Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID21996: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 30, 2016

2016-03-30T19:21:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-44372
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-03-30T19:21:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44372

First Published:

2016 March 30 19:21 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 (RuleID21996) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Arizona Public Services (APS)Due_INV(43258507).doc
| 121,344
| 0x963885205E6561C05A158C15F611455F

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

> Subject: Lecia, This is the Invoice for Arizona Public Services (APS) - QB Ref.: 01950460

Message Body:

**__________
USE CAUTION - EXTERNAL SENDER: (m.d.h@t-online.de)
Do not click on links or open attachments that are not expected.
For questions or concerns, please email the APS Information Systems Security team at ISS@apsc.com
or contact the APS Helpdesk.


This is an important communication for the Accounting Systems Leader at Arizona Public Services (APS). If you are not them, please disregard and erase it.
Dear Lecia Bowers,
This is just a friendly reminder that your account with us appears as overdue. Our records show that you have a total due balance of $1,829.00. We would greatly appreciate it if you could have this payment sent at your earliest. Please find the QuickBooks Payments invoice no. 000-24576457 attached.
Thank you for your continued business.
---
Prattina Sinaga
Bank of St. Francisville | Accounting and Billing Team
1 Maritime Plz,Suite 2100,San Francisco,California,94111
T.: 1-800-685-3038.**

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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