Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID24820: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 4, 2016


Medium Alert ID: 48768 First Published: 2016 September 6 14:11 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 (RuleID24820) may contain the following files: **Name** | **Size in Bytes** | **MD5 Checksum** ---|---|--- Materials Needed Drawing and Dimension.zip / Materials Needed Drawing and Dimension.exe | 774,144 | 0xC824E04D98F2628E12E2C550E80CD55B The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **NEEDED MATERIALS** Message Body: **Dear Representative, Hope my email finds you in good health. Regarding our RFQ which we send last week but we are yet to receive QUOTATION from your reputable firm. We also tried reaching your reputable firm through the phone contact but to no avail.Please kindly find attached our RFQ No: MATERIALS NEEDED ATTACHED and send us your best Quote in accordance with the RFQ and Technical details** 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 September 4, 2016. | — | 2016-September-06 Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products