Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22948: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 18, 2016

2016-05-18T18:04:33
ID CISCO-THREAT-46273
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-05-18T18:04:33

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46273

First Published:

2016 May 18 18:04 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 (RuleID22948) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Invoice 423211.pub
| 162,816
| 0x72D69012926CA2DC6A5B985FFE6175B2

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

> Subject: FW: invoice

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Please find out if the invoice and purchase order corresponds with your company account details attached for 956,000 USD payment.
Best Regards
Bashar Al Waqfi
Manager, Operations
Cisco Trading Co Industries LLC
Saudi Arabia
04-3772666
Tel: 00509876123

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-18 18:04 GMT
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