Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20259: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 23, 2015

2015-12-23T19:03:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-42850
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-12-23T19:03:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42850

First Published:

2015 December 23 19:03 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 (RuleID20259) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
metrofax_6852-88.doc
| 226,816
| 0x28E855032F83ADBD2D8499AF6D2D0E22

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

> Subject: MetroFax message

Message Body:

4 page(s)*
MetroFax
Fax Message
You have received a 4 page fax at Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:15:01 +0000.
The reference number for this fax is chd_did2-4678913468-46781346852-88.
View this fax using your Microsoft Office.
Thank you for using the MetroFax service!**

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-December-23 19:03 GMT
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