Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21134: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 18, 2016

2016-02-18T15:31:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-43608
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-18T15:31:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43608

First Published:

2016 February 18 15:31 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 (RuleID21134) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
invoice_J-62053540.doc
| 65,536
| 0x1D2E98303116E905D4D671A8532BD190

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

> Subject: ATTN: Invoice J-62053540

Message Body:

Dear mohamed,
Please see the attached invoice (Microsoft Word Document) and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice.
Let us know if you have any questions.
We greatly appreciate your business!
Reginald Briggs
Celanese Corporation www.celanese.com

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 15:31 GMT
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