Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20273: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 24, 2015

2015-12-24T15:38:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-42860
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2015-12-24T15:38:06

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42860

First Published:

2015 December 24 15:38 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 (RuleID20273) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
19875_Rechnung_2015-18637_20151222.doc
| 87,552
| 0xAC523D79584CE307AA463E47C9FA0022

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

> Subject: Rechnung 2015-18637

Message Body:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
anbei erhalten Sie das Dokument 'Rechnung 2015-18637' im DOC-Format. Um es betrachten und ausdrucken zu können, ist der DOC Reader erforderlich. Diesen können Sie sich kostenlos in der aktuellen Version aus dem Internet installieren.

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
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2015-December-24 15:38 GMT
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