Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID25681: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 17, 2016

2016-10-17T17:53:58
ID CISCO-THREAT-49311
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-10-17T17:53:58

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

49311

First Published:

2016 October 17 17:53 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 (RuleID25681) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
FIL2.exe
| 2,173,440
| 0x227480ADA07BABBA8BA3468B0E8A5336

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

> Subject: EXCHANGE DROP (File block) Fwd: Payment Notification

Message Body:

I have tried getting through to you severally but cant connect to you, the payment has been made today and you must find the Transaction Details attached.
Regards
Disclaimer: This message and any associated files is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential, subject to copyright or constitutes a trade secret. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this.

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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on October 17, 2016. | — | 2016-October-17
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