Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22774: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on July 1, 2016

2016-05-11T14:08:05
ID CISCO-THREAT-46118
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-07-05T12:09:47

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46118

First Published:

2016 May 11 14:08 GMT

Last Updated:

2016 July 5 12:09 GMT

Version:

3

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID22774) and (RuleID22774KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
SKMBT_C22416041913450.zip / SKMBT_C22416041913450.exe
| 672,256
| 0xD87945A01962054045760E5F85E7BBE6

SCAN001pdf.pif | 249,856 | 0x4E4D40965ACF9C56759882A6AABDA363
SKMBT_C22416041913450.zip / SKMBT_C22416041913450.exe | 723,968
| 0x06B209572EB5A1EAE8EC881679895686

SHIPMENT DETAILS.zip / SHIPMENT DETAILS.exe | 902,656
| 0xA269030F459FAA86DC3C4C06682A9B82

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

> Subject: PROFORMA 7040: Order no. 16/025

Message Body:

Hello,
Attached here with Invoice as per your request. Kindly check and advise accordingly ASAP.
Best Regards, met vriendelijke groeten
Bart Zegers

Or

> Subject: Payment Invoice #15211

Message Body:

Google Drive
User used Google drive
to share a Business Article with you !
View — Download

Or

> Subject: CF: Purchase Invoice

Or

> Subject: PROFORMA 7040: Order no. 16/025

Message Body:

Hello,
Attached here with Invoice as per your request.
Kindly check and advise accordingly ASAP.
Best Regards, met vriendelijke groeten

Or

> Subject: **SHIPMENT DETAILS

**Message Body:

Dear All,
We are pleased to appoint your good company as Freight Forwarders Cargo Agents.
This Vessel is scheduled to cargo our products in bulk with the following attached terms and condition.
In absences of your availability, recommend us to the next available as an estimated ship date will be fine.
Your earliest response will be highly appreciate as we look forward to your good cooperation
for the successful voyage.
IMPORT / EXPORT MANAGER

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

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    3 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 1, 2016. | | 2016-July-05 12:09 GMT
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on May 11, 2016. | | 2016-May-16 13:37 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on May 11, 2016. | | 2016-May-11 14:08 GMT
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