Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22259: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 14, 2016

2016-04-14T13:44:19
ID CISCO-THREAT-44656
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-04-14T13:44:19

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44656

First Published:

2016 April 14 13:44 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 (RuleID22259 and RuleID22259KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Cheryl.doc
| Not Available | 0xE6B51FDD54A4CC6F6D7BAF32EAD8BF7D
Jason Mainwaring.doc | Not Available | 0x36D03050F2D15528ECC0C57840521B34

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

> Subject: Overdue Invoice

Message Body:

Dear Valued Customer,
Please note that your invoice (attached) appears as past due and
deposit is required at this time. Refer to the enclosed invoice
for the bank requisites.Kindly note that credit card payments
are no longer available.If you have any questions about your
invoice, please call us.Thank you for your business,
we appreciate your prompt response.
Sincerely,

Or

> Subject: April Invoice

Message Body:

Dear Valued Client,
Please be informed that your invoice (attached)
appears as overdue and payment is required at
this time. Refer to the attached invoice for
the remittance requisites.Please note that
credit card payments are no longer supported.
If you have any further questions regarding your
invoice, please contact us your reference number
is Thank you, we appreciate your prompt response.

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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