Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19029: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 28, 2015

2015-10-28T19:13:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-41774
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-10-28T19:13:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41774

First Published:

2015 October 28 19:13 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 (RuleID19029) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
solaaaaaaq.zip / solaaaaaaq.exe
| 618,496
| 0x8EBA99643F82627B50175633240EB19D

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

> Subject: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR TRANSFER TODAY

Message Body:

I must say congratulations in advance.On looking at the impending
transfers i found out your name and email address is among those to be
paid this week.You have been contacted but no response from you for
weeks which led me to write you today because by the end of this week
your fund will be confiscated and turned to Government account which
means you have lost your long awaited fund.Now we are the Governing
Body of all leading banks in the United Kingdom which we have found
out that your transfer have not been done as different banks hold your
fund.
In this regard i decided to contact you before it's too late.Now
you need reconfirm your readiness to claim your fund.Your principal
amount will be transferred/delivered to you including the money you
have sent to people that lied to you.
Now I want you to proceed now and open the attached Nat-west pay slip
named (solaar) then click on RUN to view your banking details and the
amount to be transferred to your bank account.Attached is your
Transfer slip.
Signed Management
Bank of England

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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