Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19633: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 24, 2015

2015-11-24T13:55:50
ID CISCO-THREAT-42256
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-11-24T13:55:50

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42256

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 (RuleID19633) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
EQUIPMENT MATERIALS.zip / EQUIPMENT MATERIALS.exe | 658,944
| 0x7A7954982B6676D971F05C3F4F275CA4

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

> Subject: [EXT] EQUIPMENT MATERIALS

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
I got confirmation from GSO that there are errors in your issued
invoice.
Please kindly correct the circled areas in the attached EQUIPMENT
MATERIALS NEEDED and resend so I can forward to GSO for payment
processing.
KIND REMINDER:
1. Do not forget to ask your forwarder to choose a GOOD CONDITION
CONTAINER.
2. Email your draft shipping documents once available for checking.
3. I will send you the payment confirmation once payment is made by GSO
after receiving your corrected invoice.
4. If there should be any delay in the agreed delivery time pls do
inform
us so we can advise GSO of same.
Looking forward to your reply
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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