Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID18955: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 24, 2015

2015-10-26T13:45:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-41714
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-26T13:45:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41714

First Published:

2015 October 26 13:45 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 (RuleID18955 and RuleID18955KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
generally oil delivery psych.zip / 4443808_1282191214.exe | 25,937
| 0x6EDFCA5ED22C1627737B9D92DF03D6CF

coniform authenticate quadrillion.zip / 1177434_2968092183.exe | 38,400
| 0xF5B8255BC45699F00FC49C3FF70B79D2

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

> Subject: Receipt for Payment

Message Body:

Receipt for Payment
Thank you for filing your taxes with FreeTaxUSA! This email serves as a receipt for the
program services and products purchased. Please keep a copy of this email in your records.
Order Details
Customer Email - hyperboy1znemp@egy.com
Customer No. - 11520510-71460486
Order No. - 0676317429
Order Date - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:26:08 +0100
Items in Your Order for Tax Year 2015
1 - Federal Tax Return Program
1 - Louisiana State Tax Return
1 - eCheck Convenience Fee
Total Amount Paid - 751.89 (USD)
Payment Method - checking account ending in 1001775
Charges will appear on your bank statement as:
TAXHAWK INC
IMPORTANT REMINDER
Purchasing a product or service does not automatically
e-file your return. Make sure you have finished the filing process and received
confirmation that your tax return has been filed.
Attention RUSSELL OR CAROLYN MAGEE:
We know you are busy and probably haven't had a chance to log in
and try your new Internet Banking service. Logging in is your first
step in taking control of your finances. With this service, you can
check your account balance online, view up-to-date account history
online and more. Learn more by logging into our Web site and start
taking control of your finances now.
If you have any questions about your new Internet Banking service,

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
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Revision History

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