Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18700: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 15, 2015

2015-10-14T19:14:35
ID CISCO-THREAT-41520
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-16T12:52:20

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41520

First Published:

2015 October 14 19:14 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 October 16 12:52 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID18700 and RuleID18700KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
1309t.doc
| 227,840
| 0xCB992D9F251FA539C492ACEECb94E010

pm2.exe | 186,368
| 0x79477F3AD3948784238D9EB7544F29A3

pm2.exe | 111,104
| 0x654916A6C1A21F243845DF862FE45D92

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

> Subject: sued

Message Body:

I got this subpoena in my mail box today, saying that I have been sued by *you.*
I am sorry but I don't even know what this is.

I am attaching a scanned copy , please let me know what this is about

Or

> Subject: Incoming fax document from Caller ID 650-472-4289

Message Body:

A new fax document was sent to you through ringcentral.com.
Sender ID : 650-472-4289
Recipient: achtert1@llnl.gov
Status: attached
Format: .doc
You can view your fax by opening the attached file.
Please note that Microsoft Office must be installed on your computer.

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.

Related Links
Cisco Security
Cisco SenderBase Security Network

Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on October 15, 2015. | | 2015-October-16 12:52 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on October 14, 2015. | | 2015-October-14 19:14 GMT
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