Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18627: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 10, 2015

2015-10-12T12:33:35
ID CISCO-THREAT-41479
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-12T12:33:35

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41479

First Published:

2015 October 12 12:33 GMT

Version:

1

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID18627 and RuleID18627KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
00867758.jar | 113,715
| 0x59C71E222126407DF587FCD7E52E868C

20151007.jar | 115,230
| 0x9E86FEF6AFF891DFB4A3F38C26BFE533

The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak:

> Subject: Copy of payment made to your account yesterday

Message Body:

Dear sir,
Did you receive the payment ?
Please check copy as advised by your customer
Best Regards

Or

> Subject: Payroll Payslip (NO-REPLY)

Message Body:

Attached is your payslip for the payroll period of 16 September 2015 - 07 October 2015.
To view your Payslip, simply type in your Personal Password when asked for a password.
If you did not submit your personal password,
just type in your last name followed by the birthday (Format: MMddyyyy)
and the last four (4) digits of your employee id number when asked for a password
(e.g., ocampo011320141234). Please make sure to use lowercase letters,
no spaces and no special characters when typing your password, name suffix is also part of your lastname.
You will need Adobe Reader 10 for this purpose.
Please visit: hxxp://get.adobe.com/reader to download the latest version of this software.
Sincerely,

Cisco security appliances can help protect customers during the critical period between the first exploit of a virus outbreak and the release of vendor antivirus signatures. Cisco Web Security Appliances help secure and control web and email traffic by offering layers of malware protection. Cisco security appliances are automatically updated to help prevent both spam email and hostile web URLs from being passed to the end user.

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Revision History

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