Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20405: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 14, 2016

2016-01-15T14:59:43
ID CISCO-THREAT-43022
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-15T14:59:43

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43022

First Published:

2016 January 15 14:59 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 (RuleID20405) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Invoice No 39830 A_C LA 9A8E3C2D.wiz
| 46,309
| 0xE3A46EC7560BE58BD29702A45BA3A5DE

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

> Subject: Invoice No 39830 from CHEVRON ALARMS LTD A/C LA 9A8E3C2D

Message Body:

Please ensure that you keep us informed of any changes in your Bank Account
details as you may need to set up a new Direct Debit mandate.
If you no longer wish to continue payment via Direct Debit after the minimum
term of 12 months has elapsed then Payments can also be made via our website, click on payments tab and choose to make a payment
via PayPal. Please quote the Invoice number 39830 and your Account Number LA
MOT01.
Alternatively you can call the office and pay directly by
Debit or Credit Card.
Please note that we make no additional charge for payment by Visa or
MasterCard Credit or Debit cards, however there will be a 4% handling charge
if payment is made via American Express.
Bank Payments may also be made to HSBC Bank PLC - Egham Branch
Sort Code 40-20-34
Account 9A8E3C2D
Please quote reference 39830
Kind 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-15 14:59 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