Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21123: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 18, 2016

2016-02-18T16:49:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-43600
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-18T16:49:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43600

First Published:

2016 February 18 16:49 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 (RuleID21123) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
HSBC201602150000042.zip / HSBC201602150000042.exe
| 225,280
| 0xDB19BFD4D9A182BF00188BFF12E49426

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

> Subject: Payment Advice - Advice Ref:[G5275967759] / ACH credits / Customer Ref:[BPMA-ACH-201505181712.

Message Body:

Dear Sir/Madam,
The payment advice in attached folder is issued at the request of your customer.
Please confirm amount and send receipt to related customer.
Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC
-------
This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to this
email will be disregarded.

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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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-February-18 16:49 GMT
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