Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20120: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 17, 2015

2015-12-17T13:45:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-42741
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-12-17T13:45:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42741

First Published:

2015 December 17 13:45 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 (RuleID20120) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
SMART SAIL PARTICULAR.zip / SMART SAIL PARTICULAR.exe | 611,328
| 0x5D4076B9F70FA6F6023AE7DDEAB966DA

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

> Subject: MV SMART SAIL V1506 -AGENT APPOINTMENT

Message Body:

DEAR Sirs,
GD DAY!
WE HEREBY APPOINT YOU GOOD COMPANY AS AGENT WHEN MV SMART SAIL V1506
DISCHG 21,500MT PHOSPHATE .
1. VSL PARTICULAR: ENCLOSED
2. VSL FULL STYLE:
3. VSL MOVEMENTS: ETA TAICHUNG O/A 26TH/DEC 2015 IAGW WP WOG
4. CGO DETAILS: ABT 21,500MT PHOSPHATE EX FROMAQABA,
ALL CGO BSS FREE OUT TERMS
5. CGO DOC: STOWAGE PLAN & MANIFEST& Bs/L : ENCLOSED
6. CGO DELIVERY.
NO CGO TO BE RELEASEDUNLESS RCVD OUR WRITTEN CONFIRMATION.
PLS SEND US THE OBL COPYFOR APPROVAL WHEN CONSIGNEE PRESENT THE OBL AT YR
SIDE.
7. BERTH SCHEDULE: PLS KINDLY UPDATE THELINE UP AT YR PORT AND INFORM BEST
BERTHING SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE.
8. UPON COMPLETION OF DISCHARGE, PLSSEND US COPY OF FOLLOWING DOCS BY
MAIL. AND THEREAFTER PLS SEND US THE DOCS BYCOURIER
1.FULL SIGNED NOR
2.FULLSIGNED SOF
3.ORIGINAL Bs/L(BY COURIER)
4.LOI IF ANY

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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