Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID25752: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 19, 2016

2016-10-19T19:47:53
ID CISCO-THREAT-49357
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-10-19T19:47:53

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

49357

First Published:

2016 October 19 19:47 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 (RuleID25752) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
atn-28718279.zip / ATN1782728.exe
| 113,666
| 0x56DF1E52EF02481CCB73965DFA5DA211

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

> Subject: Australian Taxation Office - Notification

Message Body:

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION
Australian Taxation Office - 20/10/2016
After the last calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a refund of 2360.82 AUD.
For more details please follow the steps bellow :
- Right-click the link on the attachment name, and select Save Link As, Save Target As or a similar option provided.
- Select the location into which you want to download the file and choose Save.
- Unzip the attached file.
Aaron Lozano,
Tax Refund Department
Australian Taxation Office

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 October 19, 2016. | — | 2016-October-19
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