Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID25087: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 20, 2016

2016-09-20T14:54:31
ID CISCO-THREAT-48963
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-09-20T14:54:31

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

48963

First Published:

2016 September 20 14:54 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 (RuleID25087) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Chemical listing.zip / Chemical listing.jar
| 239,287
| 0x89755F3C6E877222D0CF4B5EEFF09454

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

> Subject: Re: Good quality chemicals Needed

Message Body:

Good day,
As we earlier said we need good quality chemicals and we believe your company will produce and supply these Products to us. i shall be making arrangements to visit your company so we can proceed from there.
Attached is the names of all the different chemicals we need. We need them in large quantity.
But we saw similar Products on Alibaba. Please confirm to us if your company can make provision of the exact Products as shown on the Attached.
With best regards
N'imprimez ce document que si cela est nécessaire
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Ce message et toutes les pièces jointes sont établis à l'attention exclusive de ses destinataires et sont strictement confidentiels. Si vous n'êtes pas le destinataire du "message", il vous est interdit d'en faire la copie, de le faire suivre, d'en divulguer le contenu ou de l'utiliser en tout ou partie. Si vous avez reçu le "message" par erreur, merci d'en avertir immédiatement l'expéditeur et de le détruire.
L'intégrité du "message" n'est pas assurée sur Internet, chaque information pouvant être interceptée, modifiée, perdue, subir un retard dans sa transmission ou contenir des virus. La société expéditrice décline donc toute responsabilité pour toute altération, déformation ou falsification subie par le "message" au cours de sa transmission.
This message and any attachments are confidential to the ordinary user of the e-mail address to which it was addressed and may also be privileged. If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose or use any part of the message or its attachments and if you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail and delete it from your system.
Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, arrive late or contain viruses. The sending company therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the context of this message which arise as a result of Internet transmission.

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 to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on September 20, 2016. | — | 2016-September-20
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