Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22319: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 17, 2016

2016-04-18T13:53:53
ID CISCO-THREAT-44716
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-04-21T12:28:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

44716

First Published:

2016 April 18 13:53 GMT

Last Updated:

2016 April 21 12:28 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

  • Cisco Security has detected significant activity related to spam email messages distributing malicious software.

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID22319 and RuleID22319KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---

RANDOMDNUM(3,4)#.docm

| Not Available
| 0x759888A0873AB7D556AB14F13DC502EC

RANDOMDNUM(3,4)#.docm | Not Available | 0xBE102D12BFDCE33927E3891C9BF5AAC3

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

> Subject: Job Possibilty?

Message Body:

How are things?I visited your website
recently..I'm currently looking for
employment either full time or as a
intern to get experience in the field.
Please look overmy CV and let me know
what you think.
Yours respectfully,

Or

> Message Body:

Hi
I visited your website yesterday..
I'm currently looking for work
either part time or as a
intern to get experience in the field.
Please look over my CV
and let me know what you think.
With appreciation,

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.

Related Links
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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 17, 2016. | | 2016-April-21 12:28 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on April 17, 2016. | | 2016-April-18 13:53 GMT
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