Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21919: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 24, 2016

2016-03-25T13:40:28
ID CISCO-THREAT-44300
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-25T13:40:28

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44300

First Published:

2016 March 25 13:40 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 (RuleID21919) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Hangseng_InstantPay_Ref778986768_03242016USD489284_pdf.rar / Hangseng_InstantPay_Ref778986768_03242016USD489284_pdf.exe | 335,872
| 0x120B0B8793CA3C892272F2D8A7012EC0

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

> Subject: Instant_PayPayDirect - Authorization Ref:#44332345-03242016 USD$489284_Shneider GmBH _pdf

Message Body:

In reference to a transfer authorization form submitted by our customer.
I am please to inform you that payment has been wired to your account
for outstanding orders with your company. Be advised to check with your
banking institution to confirm this payment. Check the enclosed pdf file
for more details on this payment. For clarification on this payment,
please contact your customer's number provided on the remittance
confirmation document attached.
Yours sincerely
,

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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