Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18656: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 13, 2015

2015-10-13T21:10:39
ID CISCO-THREAT-41501
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-13T21:10:39

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41501

First Published:

2015 October 13 21:10 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 (RuleID18656 and RuleID18656KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
RFQ enquiry ETA_ETD05102015 jpg.7z / RFQ enquiry ETA_ETD05102015 jpg.exe
| 794,112
| 0xFC909E89EAED37BDEC53F1DAB55C7CB2
Scan0000105102015 jpg.7z / Scan0000105102015 jpg.exe | 794,112
| 0x2EF5E5DAA9F27F9A7F865B10A5785EED

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

> Subject: RFQ Enquiry

Message Body:

I am writing to inquire about the availability of your products. I have seen the product details on your company website and I’m very interested in buying them. I appreciate if you can send me samples so I can test before taking a decision. I have confidence in your commitment to quality but part of our procurement process is to test before any purchase. I also appreciate if you could send me the price of one unit as well as discounts on bulk orders. I need to take a decision in the coming few days so it’s really very important that I receive this information as soon as possible..please go through the quotation and revert back to us....Awaiting your reply.
Manager

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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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-October-13 21:10 GMT
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