Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21057: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 14, 2016

2016-02-15T13:48:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-43558
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-15T13:48:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43558

First Published:

2016 February 15 13:48 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 (RuleID21057) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Invoice_INV8000288979.doc | Not Available | 0xED7F079E38C36812C142FDDBB322E6F6

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

> Subject: UK Office Direct A/C OD04450155

Message Body:

Good afternoon,
Please find attached overdue January invoice on your account.
I have tried calling numerous times but have been unable to speak to anyone.
Could you please provide a payment date?
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.

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Revision History

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