Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID23601: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on June 24, 2016

2016-06-24T21:11:06
ID CISCO-THREAT-46849
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-06-24T21:11:06

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

46849

First Published:

2016 June 24 21:11 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 (RuleID23601) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
LOTTO.zip / LOTTO.exe
| 432,016
| 0xF2A7E8E7B8D729FEBA4196D694D7A75C

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

> Subject: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING

Message Body:

This is to inform you that you have won a Lottery worth of $500,000 which you will come to any of our local office near you for collection.We therefore urge you to open the attached file named winning number and then click RUN to view which you would find inside the winning number attached.The file is encrypted so you need not worry.You must make sure you open the attached file and then click RUN to view and then you will gain access to your winning number which you will come to any of our office near you then your fund will be released to you.
I want you to proceed now and open the attached winning number named LOTTO then click on RUN to view your winning number and collection point.Attached is your winning number.

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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