Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID24500: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on August 22, 2016

2016-08-23T15:54:16
ID CISCO-THREAT-48548
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-08-23T15:54:16

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

48548

First Published:

2016 August 23 15:54 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 (RuleID24500) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
PRJ039-RFQ03909.rar / PRJ039-RFQ03909.exe | 1,268,736
| 0x4CBEC9F69A906C1E6B8514B3A82D0A40

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

> Subject: Request for Quotation (PRJ039-RFQ03909)

Message Body:

Project: Pengerang Integrated Complex
Client: Siemens AG, Siemens Malaysia and MMC Engineering.
Consultant: Allied Consultant Ltd.
Status: Job In Hand
Plant Capacity: 30000 + 6000 TR
Dear Sir,
Kindly provide the BEST PRICE & DELIVERY TIME for Valves(for process piping),
UPS, Cables, SVG or technical consultation for Pengerang Project with reference to
attached BOQ and specifications. Please provide the quotation urgently.
Regards,

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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on August 22, 2016. | — | 2016-August-23
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