Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20458: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 14, 2016

2016-01-15T14:59:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-43023
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-15T14:59:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43023

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 (RuleID20458) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
dhl-pdf.ace / dhl-pdf.exe
| 192,512
| 0x7B3800859A90DDF4D60CF98FF11F41D4

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

> Subject: dhl

Message Body:

Dear customer,
We attempted to deliver your item at 10:10 AM on January 12th,2016.
(Read enclosed file detail)
The delivery attempt failed because nobody was present at the shipping
address, so this notify has been automatically sent.
If the parcel is not scheduled for redelivery or picked up within 72
hours, it will be returned to the sender.
Label Number: DHL7567351D
Expected Delivery Date: January 12th, 2016
Class: Package Services
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation
Status: Notification sent
Read the enclosed file for details.
DHL Customer Service.

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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