Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19150: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 4, 2015

2015-11-03T20:21:14
ID CISCO-THREAT-41910
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-11-04T20:34:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41910

First Published:

2015 November 3 20:21 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 November 4 20:34 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 (RuleID19150) and (RuleID19150KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
pu.exe
| 203,264
| 0xCD445E52EB7D2CA7359A8513157DD0A9

wa1.exe
| 60,416
| 0xE8734DDB8A0E1E237D73249AE6737BB3

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

> Subject: E-Ticket Confirmation

Message Body:

Ticket Issued: Nov 02, 2015
Thank you for choosing American Airlines / American Eagle, a member of the oneworld Alliance.??Below are your itinerary and receipt for the ticket(s) purchased.??Please print and retain this document for use throughout your trip.
For faster check-in??at the airport, scan the barcode below at any AA Self-Service machine.
You must present a government-issued photo ID and either your boarding pass or a priority verification card at the security screening checkpoint.
You can now Manage Your Reservation on aa.com, where you can check in and purchase additional items to customize your journey. A variety of seating options are also available for purchase to enhance your travel with features such as convenient front of cabin location, extra legroom and early boarding.
Print your ticket from attach.
As American and US Airways merge, many changes are taking place at our airport locations. Visit Find Your Way to assist with your journey.

Or

> Subject: Important - Internal Only

Message Body:

File Validity: 03/11/2015
File Format: Microsoft Word
Name: Internal Only
Original Filename: Internal_Only.doc

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 4, 2015. | | 2015-November-04 20:34 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 3, 2015. | | 2015-November-03 20:21 GMT
    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-November-03 20:21 GMT
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