Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21526: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 5, 2016

2016-03-07T14:46:51
ID CISCO-THREAT-43882
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-07T14:46:51

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

43882

First Published:

2016 March 7 14:46 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 (RuleID21526) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
scan019_Mv Star Polairs.gz / scan019_Mv Star Polairs.exe | 1,129,984
| 0x08835735D8325E4FF5943C3A0C028C85

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

> Subject: MV Request for Quotation

Message Body:

Dear Sirs,
We just sent you our Request for Quotation
via ShipServ for dry bulk cargo.
Attached please find additional data,
as announced in our ShipServ inquiry.
We are looking forward to receiving
your quotation.
Best 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.

Related Links
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Revision History

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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-March-07 14:46 GMT
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