Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22015: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 5, 2016

2016-04-05T19:05:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-44487
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-04-05T19:05:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44487

First Published:

2016 April 5 19:05 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 (RuleID22015) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
AccountInvoice8472.xls
| Not Available
| 0x7DD251FEEA148084C58640E33AF986D5

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

> Subject: RE: Your invoice

Message Body:

I think you may have sent this invoice to me in error Joshua...I haven't done business with your company. Did you mean to send it to one of my colleagues instead?
--
On Thursday at 1:03 PM, Joshua Winebaugh <joshua.winebaugh@parkview.com> wrote:
Dear Karen,
I wanted to remind you that your account is past due. Please remit payment to us when possible so we can continue our services.
Sincerely,
Joshua Winebaugh

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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