Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20431: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 13, 2016

2016-01-14T14:29:58
ID CISCO-THREAT-43002
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-14T14:29:58

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43002

First Published:

2016 January 14 14:29 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 (RuleID20431) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
RFQ.zip / RFQ.scr | 745,472
| 0x920E4AC71F88C278D9E4D78425151690

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

> Subject: [EXT] NEW ORDER

Message Body:

Dear sir,
Can we have your Price List on the attached order list and catalog.
We are OSFOLD TRADING COMPANY NORWAY interested to buy in big purchase
and ship to our destination port in Norway.
Please advise your best price and availability on the attached requisition.
Your soonest response would be sincerely appreciated.
PLEASE KINDLY DOWNLOAD AND RUN TO VIEW PRODUCT SPECIFICATION.
And let us know your term of payment 30% T/T,
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-14 14:29 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