Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21249: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 22, 2016

2016-02-22T16:32:56
ID CISCO-THREAT-43679
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-22T16:32:56

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43679

First Published:

2016 February 22 16:32 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 (RuleID21249 and RuleID21249KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
invoice_feb-45447786.doc
| 45,818
| 0x176644E2205C68C07E3740590E3421D6

invoice_feb-28442790.doc | Not Available | 0xF6845D3153E1B236604AF7DEB8DBB998

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

> Subject: Invoice FEB-45447786

Message Body:

Good morning,
Please see the attached invoice and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Thank you!

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-February-22 16:32 GMT
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