Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID22959: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 18, 2016

2016-05-19T13:51:17
ID CISCO-THREAT-46285
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-05-19T13:51:17

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46285

First Published:

2016 May 19 13:51 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 (RuleID22959) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
BOA.zip / BOA.exe | 666,624
| 0x19A44FDFAC65F87E9F6EF23BDC419EB4

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

> Subject: FINALLY YOUR TRANSFER WILL HIT YOUR ACCOUNT TODAY.

Message Body:

This is to inform you that we have concluded plans to finally transfer your fund to you but we
cannot make this transfer without hearing from you and confirming that you are ready to accept
the fund.We are also aware of the issues you had with your attorney which has been resolved at
the moment and we would advise you get back to this office immediately so that we can move ahead
for the transfer.You are not expected to make anymore payment whatsoever on this transfer for any
reason because as we speak the fund is ready to be transferred to any of your nominated Bank account
or delivered to your doorstep as you wished.Please download the attachment named BOA and make sure you
click on RUN to view your transfer slip and then fill in your banking details or your delivery address
on the form in the attached.Please only fill in on the attached file and not on email.Print out the form
and fill in your bank details or delivery address and then send back to us for us to proceed with the transaction.
Please open the attached file named BOA and then make sure you click on RUN to view.Without clicking on the RUN
you cannot be able to view the file attached.Proceed now and download the attached named BOA then click RUN to view
Congratulations Attached is your PAY SLIP

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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