Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19622: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 24, 2015

2015-11-24T13:55:36
ID CISCO-THREAT-42248
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-11-24T13:55:36

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42248

First Published:

2015 November 24 13:55 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 (RuleID19622) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
scan 028.zip / scan 028.exe | 670,208
| 0xAB4A2913D47E69EA1B1E12D65A56701C

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

> Subject: Request For Quotation

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Erin Sampson, the new merchandising officer at Maple Leaf Farms.
I've looked at some the products on your website,
and would love to make some inquiries.
Attached below is a compiled collection of our choices.
Please review, and provide your best possible quote.
Also give your phone number if possible.
Kindly redirect me to the correct department,
if this email inquiry is not correctly addressed.
Many thanks & best regards,

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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