Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20321: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 1, 2016

2016-01-05T13:21:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-42887
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-05T13:21:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42887

First Published:

2016 January 5 13:21 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 (RuleID20321) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Scan002 PDF.zip / Scan002 PDF.exe | 646,144
| 0x3303BE390FB273B7ACA09210B7B7AF05

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

> Subject: REVISED INVOICE AND PACKING LIST

Message Body:

Season Greetings,
Please check the attached for the proforma invoice and packing list.
Kindly confirm all details are correct and confirm bank information to
proceed with the down-payment.
20A SENDER'S REFERENCE
11044TRF12008119: 23B BANK OPERATION CODE
CRED: 32A CURRENCY/INTERBANK SETTLEMENT
131502US19744,64: 33B CURRENCY/INSTRUCTED AMOUNT
US81,000O: 50K ORDERING CUSTOMER
/AL36213110440000000000933729
W.T.M
Thanks and Best regards.

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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-January-05 13:21 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