Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID19665: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on November 30, 2015

2015-11-25T19:36:43
ID CISCO-THREAT-42284
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-11-30T14:13:27

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42284

First Published:

2015 November 25 19:36 GMT

Last Updated:

2015 November 30 14:13 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 (RuleID19665 and RuleID19665KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
anniespurr_A5053D56599.xls
| 172,544
| 0x947E9FD8FC101FE4E5AD532102673C6E

alonyd_1769F53EED19.xls | Not Available
| 0x55732CF2C50DAB73CBF8ECAD5DA3247F

cexcyj_5C14C52199A.xls
| Not Available
| 0x13E755B2907A4DEDEEB86AA7E1CDAC42

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

> Subject: IMPORTANT!Restrictions Applied!

Message Body:

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
Important: You are getting this letter in connection with new directive No. 172390635 issued by U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The directive concerns U.S. Federal Wire and ACH online payments.
We regret to inform you that from 11/24/2015 till 11/27/2015 definite restrictions will be applied to all Federal Wire and ACH online transactions.
It's essential to know all the restrictions and the list of affected institutions. The process of working with online transactions is mostly very tense, so it's possible to overlook the applied restrictions, that may be very important for you.
More detailed information regarding the affected institutions and U.S. Treasury Department restrictions is contained in the attached document.
Federal Reserve Bank System Administration

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 30, 2015. | | 2015-November-30 14:13 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on November 25, 2015. | | 2015-November-25 19:36 GMT
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