Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19166: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 4, 2015

2015-11-04T15:42:04
ID CISCO-THREAT-41932
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-11-05T13:21:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

41932

First Published:

2015 November 4 15:42 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 November 5 13:21 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 (RuleID19166) and (RuleID19166KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Advance Shipping Notification 0068352929.DOC
| 92,672
| 0xDCF4314773C61D3DDE6226A2D67424E8
Advance Shipping Notification 0068352929.DOC | 92,672
| 0x110D5FDE265CD25842B63B9EC4E57B3C

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

> Subject: Delivery Confirmation: 0068352929

Message Body:

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. IT IS A SYSTEM GENERATED MESSAGE.
Attached is a pdf file containing items that have shipped
Please contact us if there are any questions or further assistance we can provide

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-05 13:21 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 4, 2015. | | 2015-November-04 15:42 GMT
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