Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID25892: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 27, 2016

2016-10-27T20:13:21
ID CISCO-THREAT-49510
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-10-27T20:13:21

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

49510

First Published:

2016 October 27 20:13 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 (RuleID25892) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
VSL Detail and Particulas.arj / VSL Detail and Particulas.scr
| 94,208
| 0xCBF592EC26BCD5AB728DFB0CC3E0980C

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

> Subject: Agency Nomination

Message Body:

Dear Sir
Good day.
We, Yangtze Navitation the owr of MV VINALINES GREEN have the pleasure to appoint your good compamy to attend service is captioned vsl calling for supply bunker.
Kindly need your quotation by return.
Attached particular Vsl, contact details & itenary
Info for your ref:
Bunker details: RVTG
In surveyor nominated.
SHIP'S CONTACT DETAILS ASF:
VSL DETLS CONTACT:
vessels contact details:
Name of Captain / Master:
INMARSAT details: 435138210
Call sign and current listening station: 3FNK7
email:
HH. AGENT AT LAST / NEXT PORT:
B.RGDS
SHIPPING DEPARTMENT

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 27, 2016. | — | 2016-October-27
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