Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21760: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 16, 2016

2016-03-17T19:29:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-44170
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-17T19:29:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44170

First Published:

2016 March 17 19:29 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 (RuleID21760) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
D&H Distributing_Past due_Invoice_#Z101663287.doc | Not Available | 0x80124CBD936A41B28686D6C4C2499A7D
DHL Express_Past due_Quote_ref.Z132231044.doc | Not Available | 0x3DFFBE9CF79F31ABCE822C187FC03267

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

> Subject: D&H Distributing has an outstanding balance requiring your attention

Message Body:

This is a private message for the Controller of
Operations of D&H Distributing.
If it is not you, please disregard and erase it.
Dear Mary lou Digrugilliers,
Considering that we have not received a contract
cessation letter, I'm presuming that you might have
unintentionally overlooked our invoice 02/16000901753(Unpaid).
Should you want to cancel the agreement, please let us know.
Note that early withdrawal penalties will apply.
Refer to the attached document for billing information.
Best,

Or

> Subject: DHL Express has an outstanding issue requiring attention

Message Body:

See below
Thanks,

> >

> >

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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