Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20441: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 14, 2016

2016-01-14T14:30:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-43010
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-14T14:30:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43010

First Published:

2016 January 14 14:30 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 (RuleID20441) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
products.pdf.zip / products.pdf.ace
| 171,520
| 0x258816FD85500A950007CF34C5F1B280

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

> Subject: PRODUCT ENQUIRE

Message Body:

Dear Sir/ Madam
It is a pleasure to be in touch with you.
I am contacting you on behalf of Ronass Trading Company.
Please note that Ronass Trading Company is an Iranian company which is involved in different business ventures.
It is highly appreciated if you could give me a quotation for the attached product, also it would be great if you could send me some brochure or document in English. ( Please find the enclosed file for more details )
I hope to receive your prompt reply.
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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