Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21930: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 25, 2016

2016-03-25T20:44:43
ID CISCO-THREAT-44321
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-25T20:44:43

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44321

First Published:

2016 March 25 20:44 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 (RuleID21930 and RuleID21930KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
D&H Distributing_QB-INV4411148.doc
| 112,128
| 0x8BCBC2F7B29A826C017EB99CF9F1290

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union_QB-INV5556001.doc | 120,832 | 0x2B48474FE7143919EEE520D5A2677A60

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

> Subject: Mary lou, Invoice 102539 for D&H Distributing - QuickBooks

Message Body:

Dear Mary lou,
Here's your invoice! We will appreciate your early deposit of $1,558.00.
Best Regards,

Or

> Subject: Christopher, Invoice 107838 for Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union via Intuit QuickBooks

Message Body:

Dear Christopher,
Here is your invoice! We will appreciate your prompt deposit of $1,014.00.
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

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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-March-25 20:44 GMT
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