Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID24163: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 8, 2016

2016-08-08T18:52:21
ID CISCO-THREAT-48408
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-08-08T18:52:21

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

48408

First Published:

2016 August 8 18:52 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 (RuleID24163) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DOCUMENT REFERENCE.ace
| 854,356
| 0xC57B4FE2BF3CF8F4B980648348EF7912

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

> Subject: YOUR MAILBOX HAS BEEN BLACKLIST

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
Your EMAIL account is placed on our SMTP Server BLACKLIST due to irregular traffic from your IP.
You have 12 hours to Verify your EMAIL Account to avoid SUSPENSION.
Kindly find the attachment for all the irregular traffic from your IP
Regards,
Server Admin

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.

Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial Release | | 2016-August-08
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