Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21184: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 21, 2016

2016-02-22T14:45:42
ID CISCO-THREAT-43671
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-22T14:45:42

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43671

First Published:

2016 February 22 14:45 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 (RuleID21184) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---

02182016#.gz / #02182016#.exe | 1,276,416 | 0x29A172174687411BF78C575DD89454AD

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

> Subject: Purchase Inquiry

Message Body:

Greetings From Polycraft Group Trading Co LTD.
This is Ahmed Hassan, Manager of Polycraft Group Trading Co., Ltd.
We are very much interested in your esteem company product. Please
Quote us the attach P0-17 for us to proceed with the purchases of your
quality product.
N/B: include the following in your offer:
(1) Payment term.
(2) Origin of material.
(3) Weight of material & dimension of pack.
(4) Delivery point.
(5) Delivery time.
(6) DATA SHEET.
- Description is required.
We await your urgent reply so we can place you a large order before
End of the month
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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