Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21757: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 16, 2016

2016-03-16T21:28:49
ID CISCO-THREAT-44165
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-16T21:28:49

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44165

First Published:

2016 March 16 21:28 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 (RuleID21757) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
payment swift copy.gz
| 81,779
| 0xB399535D8508B2E30922DB3132AC0278

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

> Message Body:

Dear Sir/ Madam.
Good morning, hope this mail finds you well, enclose find attach swift
copy of 39,567USD payments for
invoice no 332554, invoice no 667543 and invoice no 754398, kindly send
all the necessary document
to enable us do the needful and also confirm the reception of the
payments.
your prompt action is highly needed
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
Cisco Security
Cisco SenderBase Security Network

Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-March-16 21:28 GMT
    Show Less

Legal Disclaimer

  • THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME.

A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products