Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22264: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 9, 2016

2016-05-09T14:10:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-45090
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-05-09T14:10:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

45090

First Published:

2016 May 9 14:10 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 (RuleID22264) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Attachment.html | Not Available | 0xC205CCC639913DEC55F702D70EE16104

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

> Subject: Account Limited

Message Body:

Dear Customer: Case Reference ID: PP-359-399-416-144
Our 24-7 monitoring security system indicates that
someone could be trying to use your account without
your knowledge of approval. If we suspect someone could
be using your account without your knowledge, we'll
limit the account and look into the detected fraudulent
activity. To lift a limitation, you usually need to provide
information to PayPal. We'll ask you to fill in a form that
could verify your account as part of our Resolution Center plan.
Usually, we ask you to complete one or more tasks to remove
your account limitation. For your convenience,
we have provided an attachment form in this email
for you to follow through. As soon as our security
team have completed reviewing the information that
you have provided, the limitation will be lifted.
We appreciate your attention to this matter, and
we hope that this issue will be resolved as quickly
as possible. Thank you, PayPal Security Team Please
do not reply to this em
ail because we are not monitoring this inbox.
To get in touch with us, you may download the
attachment and follow the steps.

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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