Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18770: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 16, 2015

2015-10-19T13:38:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-41582
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-19T13:38:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41582

First Published:

2015 October 19 13:38 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 (RuleID18770) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
TECHNICAL DRAWINGS_SECOND ANNUAL ORDER COMPARTMENT_2015.rar / Scanned Copy.exe | 311,296
| 0xFD8535D2F7D2656E42666BBA06FEEF1E

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

> Subject: Required Specifications

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Regarding the last inquiry email my colleague sent to you.
We have an urgent inquiry from a well respectable Customer here in our country.
Kindly quote the attached specifications and reply us with the details as stated below:
1. M O Q.
2. FOB PRICE.
3. ESTIMATED DELIVERY PERIOD.
4. YOUR CATALOGS CONTAINING YOUR LATEST PRODUCTS.
5. YOUR CERTIFICATE COVERING YOUR ESTEEMED BUSINESS INCLUDING E.U CERT IF THERE IS ANY.
6. YOUR DIRECT CONTACTS OF THE FOLLOWING: SKYPE, WE-CHAT. WHATS-APP, FAX AND TEL/MOBILE.
The above stated details are the details we have to present to our customer before the end the week.
Your prompt reply regarding this inquiries would be well appreciated.
Best regards,
Purchase Dept

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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