Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID26872: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 13, 2016

2016-12-14T14:54:45
ID CISCO-THREAT-52096
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-12-14T14:54:45

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

52096

First Published:

2016 December 14 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 (RuleID26872) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
COMPANY LETTER_PDF.rar / COMPANY LETTER_PDF.exe
| 337,920
| 0x089A2B00C581FA539A1C8ACD612A635A

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

> Subject: EXCHANGE DROP (File block) QUOTATION REQUEST REF# 3140.3.1

Message Body:

We are going to supply some equipment. You are hereby invited to submit your quotation for these Items you can find in attachment.
Please note that your quotation should include below items:
I) Full Specification of Products along with catalog / brochure
II) Your best unit and total price, also please mention your currency.
III) The origin of your offered goods.
IV) Freight charges should be mentioned separately.
V) Delivery & payment terms
VI) Net & Gross weights
Please acknowledge the receipt of this request for quotation and Feel free contact us for any required information.
Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.
Best regards,
Commercial department
EMAIL DISCLAIMER
This email message and any attachments is confidential and for the sole use by the addressee(s) only. Access, copying, disclosure or re-use, in any way, of the information contained in this email, including attachments, by anyone other than the addressee(s) is unauthorised. If you have received this email in error, please return it to the sender and highlight the error. Any opinions or views presented are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent those of BEL Valves. Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and any attachments are free from virus the recipient should carry out such virus and other checks that it considers appropriate.
BEL Valves Limited. Registration no: 00167542. Registered office: 11 Glasshouse Street, St Peters, Newcastle, NE6 1BS, UK. Registered in England.
"Please consider your environmental responsibility before printing this e-mail"

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 December 13, 2016. | — | 2016-December-14
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