Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21313: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 24, 2016

2016-02-24T14:42:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-43729
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-24T14:42:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43729

First Published:

2016 February 24 14:42 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 (RuleID21313) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Overdue Invoice for January payment 2016.zip / Overdue Invoice for January payment 2016.exe
| 652,288
| 0xC74F29044095FED9209ED56AF379B937

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

> Subject: OVERDUE INVOICE

Message Body:

Sonnige Grüße
Kind regards
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Februar 2016 10:25
Betreff: OVERDUE INVOICE
On behalf of my colleague, Please find attached the invoice for the Month of January 2016,
The Over Due Payments needs to be cleared with immediate effect, Trust as our partner, you will do the needful to honor these overdue payments,
Thanks and BR,

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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