Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID25013: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 16, 2016

2016-09-16T14:36:14
ID CISCO-THREAT-48926
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-09-16T14:36:14

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

48926

First Published:

2016 September 16 14:36 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 (RuleID25013) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
vessel description.gz / vessel description.exe
| 1,106,362
| 0x9FB885980A0524AA1404997EEC63738F

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

> Subject: M/V DORIC JAVELIN ETA MINA SAQR 23 SEP 2016 – PRO-FORMA D/A & CTM

Message Body:

Good day from HAEWANG Korea!
We are currently working on attached cargo in Q1 2016.
Kindly advise proforma d/a and liner expenses for our A-Class (vessel
description attached)
Pls also advise restrictions (if any) and estimated time of discharge.

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 16, 2016. | — | 2016-September-16
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