Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21640: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 10, 2016

2016-03-10T22:20:52
ID CISCO-THREAT-44045
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-10T22:20:52

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44045

First Published:

2016 March 10 22:20 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 (RuleID21640) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Balance payment..zip / Invoice00984PDF.gz
| 635,392
| 0x146AB20C357E5EF236818CBD452FB3E8

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

> Subject: Balance payment.

Message Body:

Good day,
Your customer instructed us to transfer the balance payment to your account. I have attached a copy of the payment,please kindly check and confirm.
Awaiting your confirmation.
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.

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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-March-10 22:20 GMT
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