Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20233: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 22, 2015

2015-12-22T13:46:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-42825
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-12-22T13:46:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42825

First Published:

2015 December 22 13:46 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 (RuleID20233 and RuleID20233KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DOC173901-pdf.ace
| 413,184
| 0x7BC23DBDB25C8C44ABFB1FE06f47DDA9
Payment Copy.ace
| 494,940
| 0x3809E1CBEEA35AC36CA3EFB884D2EEG9

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

> Subject: dhl

Message Body:

Dear Customer*
As a result of the delivery information we have on our system, we are
unable to deliver your parcel.
If the following delivery address is wrong, please you are requested to
use the attached Airway bill to track and redirect to the correct
delivery address.
As soon as we have the correct information, your parcel will be
**delivered immediately.

Read the enclosed file for details.
*

Or

> Subject: Good Day..

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Kindly find the attached copy and confirm our payment slip.
We are looking forward to read from you.
Thanks!

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.

Related Links
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Revision History

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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-December-22 13:46 GMT
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