Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22909: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 17, 2016

2016-05-17T17:42:07
ID CISCO-THREAT-46230
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-05-17T17:42:07

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46230

First Published:

2016 May 17 17:42 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 (RuleID22909) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Banking Details.zip / Banking details.com
| 524,288
| 0x70147F1232C9A9059E50C7DEB35E462F

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

> Subject: Re:Important: About remittance(provide alternative banking details ASAP)

Message Body:

Find and confirm attached payment instruction copy.We have
remitted payment to your account twice and it returned to us.
Please confirm from the attached instruction if there are missing figures
in account details and make corrections were necessary or provide
alternative banking details ASAP.
We await your confirmed bank account.
Regards

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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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-May-17 17:42 GMT
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