Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID20788: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 28, 2016

2016-01-28T20:18:13
ID CISCO-THREAT-43307
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-01-28T20:18:13

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43307

First Published:

2016 January 28 20:18 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 (RuleID20788) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Ref_03183024doc.ace / Ref_03183024doc.scr
| 983,040
| 0xBB11194DDBF79B4A72915343F120905C

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Happy New Year.
Be inform that Ms. Lucy is no longer with our company. Please proceed with the signed attached order
Herewith attached our order file Ref: 03183024.doc, our accountant will go ahead with the wire transfer later today. As in December with Ms. Lucy, we will be visiting your factory before shipment.
Please do the needful and get back to us as soon as possible.
Regards,
Ms. Linda Strom
Olde Import Mauricien Ltd.
Centre President John Kennedy Street
Port Louis, MAURITIUS
Tel: +230 907 7070

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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