Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21262: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 24, 2016

2016-02-24T19:43:29
ID CISCO-THREAT-43734
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-02-24T19:43:29

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43734

First Published:

2016 February 24 19:43 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 (RuleID21262) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
WF.htm
| 68,057
| 0x11BB54E6FB46219D1F9FF1E6D631B966

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

> Subject: Re (2):Your Goods are Damaged(Po_4187004176)

Message Body:

**Dear Admin, Sales, and Quality control,
Good day
please know that we faced a serious complain, related to a product
supplied by you ( PO 4187004176, attached here).
The problem is related to the Quality control .
Due to this, were needed a lot of checks to the entire equipment
supplied by you,
until the issue was identified.
For future please check the products before shipping them customers.
Now our customer is very upset , and he is threatening to report with
ISO and you might be blacklisted in Europe
we have to provide them a corrective & preventive action plan.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.
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.


Security tips
1. Install virus detection software and personal firewall on your
computer. This software needs to be updated regularly to ensure you have
the latest protection.
2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open
attachments from unknown or non-trustworthy sources.
3. If you discover any unusual activity, please contact



This e-mail is confidential. It may also be legally privileged.
If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose
or use any part of it. If you have received this message in error,
please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the
sender immediately by return e-mail.
Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely,
secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability
for any errors or omissions.


"SAVE PAPER - THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT!"**

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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