Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID23773: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on July 8, 2016

2016-07-07T19:07:20
ID CISCO-THREAT-47015
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-07-08T14:04:31

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

47015

First Published:

2016 July 7 19:07 GMT

Last Updated:

2016 July 8 14:04 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 (RuleID23773 and RuleID23773KVR) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
7F7145E8C204B99C.docm
| 39,088
| 0x6812DA63A968B10033FAC730BE303393

0F8961CDDB639E4.docm | 36,052 | 0xA41d0A66045212BC67D050ACD5BBFEFB

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

> Subject: 7F7145E8C204B99C

Or

> Subject: 0F8961CDDB639E4

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 July 8, 2016. | | 2016-July-08 14:04 GMT
    1 | Cisco Security has detected significant activity on July 7, 2016. | | 2016-July-07 19:07 GMT
    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-July-07 19:07 GMT
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