Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20425: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 14, 2016

2016-01-14T19:30:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-43020
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-14T19:30:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43020

First Published:

2016 January 14 19:30 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 (RuleID20425) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
75860486748.rar / 75860486748.scr
| 269,312
| 0xED231A7DC77939FF737FEAAD624E85A9

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

> Subject: Rudyard Guthrie agent Fedex

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
We attempted to deliver your item on January 12th, 2016, 09:30 AM.
The delivery attempt failed because the address was business closed or nobody could sign for it.
To pick up the package,please, print the receipt that is attached to this email and
visit Fedex location indicated in the receipt.
If the package is not picked up within 48 hours, it will be returned to the sender.
Label/Receipt Number: 758604867488 4
Expected Delivery Date: January 12th, 2016
Class: International Package Service
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation
Status: Notification sent
Thank you

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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