Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID23279: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on June 15, 2016

2016-06-03T17:42:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-46555
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-06-15T19:25:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46555

First Published:

2016 June 3 17:42 GMT

Last Updated:

2016 June 15 19:25 GMT

Version:

2

Summary

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

Email messages that are related to this threat (RuleID23279 and RuleID23279KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
CONTRACT_18524749_reportphishing.zip / contract.vbs
| 1,376,112
| 0xDA78A3705BDC0817F43F34FEBD3DD499

CONTRACT_3704783841_cpappas.zip / contract.vbs | 3,673
| 0x0F7992ED486E89FD2E74025397061A3F

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

> Subject: RE: cpappas

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
    ---|---|---|---
    2 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on June 15, 2016. | | 2016-June-15 19:25 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on June 3, 2016. | | 2016-June-03 17:42 GMT
    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-June-03 17:42 GMT
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