Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20269: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 7, 2016

2015-12-24T15:00:34
ID CISCO-THREAT-42857
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-12T13:16:26

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42857

First Published:

2015 December 24 15:00 GMT

Last Updated:

2016 January 12 13:16 GMT

Version:

3

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID20269 and RuleID20269KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
pheobe31.zip / darrell.exe
| 357,888
| 0x6CD69084988D1C373EB7B53E1D29C036

18jepson.zip / polley.exe | 363,008
| 0xE663A0A6B0AD96086BEBE318BFC4AE2A
36hull.zip / odell.exe
| 359,936 | 0x602F2F12E3B9E02A1C29DB4AB933B7F7
65mabella.zip / coombs.exe
| 354,816
| 0x438F8FD929ED5F577295515D6D0138DE
99ilbert.zip / michelyne.exe | 241,664 | 0x64F847C5E4FD64BC638EA233FD8B5312

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

> Subject: An audible file was downloaded. fwptmg

Message Body:

Percy Garrod

Or

> Subject: A voice memo has been transfered! hie

Message Body:

View the message

Or

> Subject: You have obtained a brief sound memo gbtya

Message Body:

View the message

Or

> Subject: A short voice notice was obtained! hgoa

Message Body:

View the message

Or

> Subject: A short sound notification was delivered ytmny

Message Body:

Facebook
Attachment: Elvis Haroldson (03:07 AM)

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
Cisco Security
Cisco SenderBase Security Network

Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 7, 2016. | | 2016-January-12 13:16 GMT
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on January 6, 2016. | | 2016-January-06 14:46 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on December 24, 2015. | | 2015-December-24 15:00 GMT
    Show Less

Legal Disclaimer

  • THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME.

A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products