Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20366: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 8, 2016

2016-01-08T16:15:46
ID CISCO-THREAT-42945
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-08T16:15:46

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

42945

First Published:

2016 January 8 16:15 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 (RuleID20366) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
ORDER98590-498498E1ACE4F.PDF.7z / ORDER98590-498498E1ACE4F.com
| 290,816
| 0x5C66481FF1F7E47E7F050608F263A15C

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

> Subject: RE: Payment for Invoice # 98590-498498E1ACE4F

Message Body:

Happy New Year,
I do hope you received the email which my colleague sent to you earlier regarding the
payment of Invoice #98590-498498E1ACE4F and copy of January 2016 order as advised by our
director who is still on vacation.
If you did not receive the previous one, then I have attached the documents here again on
zip fike so that you can download and view them.
Thanks & 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.

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Revision History

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