Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID24353: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 18, 2016

2016-08-18T14:25:32
ID CISCO-THREAT-48517
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-08-18T14:25:32

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

48517

First Published:

2016 August 18 14:25 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 (RuleID24353) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
RFQ HLG-21565 - HLG SLB & ENI MGS BGCS 3 & 5 - RFQ PROJECT
(OPEN QUOTE).rar / RFQ HLG-21565 - HLG SLB & ENI MGS BGCS 3 & 5 - RFQ PROJECT (
OPEN QUOTE).exe

| 482,816
| 0xE2AED622383C7B36E5971901E2410E2A

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

> Subject: [EXT] Urgent (RFQ) HLG-21565 - HLG/ SLB & ENI MGS / BGCS 3 & 5 - RFQ PROJECT (OPEN QUOTE)
// Quote #HLG 2140-PSI-OCT-Rev 0 -2016

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
On behalf of Habtoor Leighton Group, The World number One leading contractors,you are hereby invited to submit a quotation for the Supply of product for the SLB & ENI MGS / BGCS Project that Habtoor Leighton Group is currently executing in Middle east.
Habtoor Leighton Group enquiry No: HLG-21565/Project Specification
Status: Firm Requirement
Bid Due Date: 22nd-August-2016
INSTRUCTIONS: Only Quotations/Offers MUST BE sent to (quotation@hlgroup.com) and MUST BE addressed to the PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT MANAGER.
Acknowledgment, Inquiries, Clarifications or Decline on the bid MUST BE sent to the email sender.
Bidder warrants that bid prices, terms and conditions quoted in his bid will be firm for acceptance for a period of ninety (90) days from the closing date.
Bid with payment in advance or a term with a down payment will not be considered unless supported by a bank guarantee will be accepted.
Delivery term priority is FCA taking into consideration the actual location of the materials to be in close proximity to any of the following areas:
a. Essex, UK
b. Bremen, Germany
c. Hillegom, The Netherlands
d. La Spezia, Italy
e. Houston, USA
f. Toronto, Canada
g. China
h. Japan
5.1 Other delivery terms may be offered either Libya-Labrak, Tobruk or Marsa Brega as the destination. We discourage EX-WORK delivery term.
6. Country of Origin MUST BE indicated.
BID RESPONSES WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT OF THIS INVITATION AND NONCOMPLIANCE OF THE SAID INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE HONORED. PLEASE FIRMLY ADVISE HOW YOU WISH TO PROCEED FURTHER UPON RECEIPT OF THIS INVITATION.
NOTE: Please inform us if there's any changes in your company profile (e.g. management contact/email address, products, etc.) in order to update our system.
Kindly reply to this email and confirm receipt of the RFQ with your date of submission
MR & project specifications is attached below:
Kindly confirm once you successfully download the MR and applicable quotation specifications.
Should you have any clarifications, please don't hesitate to contact the undersigned.
Thanks & Regards
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Revision History

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