Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID27012: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on December 22, 2016

2016-12-22T16:39:33
ID CISCO-THREAT-52210
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2016-12-22T16:39:33

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

52210

First Published:

2016 December 22 16:39 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 (RuleID27012) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
HSBC_TT7874.jar
| 293,258
| 0xB7EC8DD7485DCCF86A153A3EF4C26217

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

> Subject: Payment Advice Ref:1[G41978847387] / ACH credits / Customer Ref:[PO925110]?

Message Body:

**Dear
Sir/Madam,
The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer.
The advice is for your reference only.
Should you have any inquiry or require assistance, please contact the
sender (our customer) at the contact number stated in the attached
advice.
Please note that you will need Java Oracle to view your advice. If you
do not have the required software, you can download it from the Oracle
website at www.java.com
Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC


This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to
this
email will be disregarded.


Security tips
1. Install virus detection software and personal firewall on your
computer. This software needs to be updated regularly to ensure you have
the latest protection.
2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open
attachments
from unknown ornon-trustworthy sources.
3. If you discover any unusual activity, please contact the remitter of
this payment as soon as possible.



This e-mail is confidential. It may also be legally privileged.
If you are not the addressee you may not copy, forward, disclose
or use any part of it. If you have received this message in error,
please delete it and all copies from your system and notify the
sender immediately by return e-mail.
Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely,
secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability
for any errors or omissions.


"SAVE PAPER - THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT!"
---------------------------------------------------
This communication and its attachments may contain confidential,
privileged, and/or proprietary information or information protected by
the attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product doctrine or any
other applicable privilege. Any use, dissemination, distribution, or
copying of this communication other than by the intended recipient(s) is
strictly prohibited. If you believe that this communication was sent to
you in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply e-mail and
delete this communication and all attachments from your system. Grant,
Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., does not intend any erroneous transmission
of this communication as a waiver of the attorney-client privilege, the
attorney work-product doctrine, or any proprietary rights in the
information contained in this message and/or its attachments.
IRS Circular 230 disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements
imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice
contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not
intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of
(i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii)
promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or
matter address herein. If you are not the original addressee of this
communication, you should seek advice based on your particular
circumstances from an independent advisor.**

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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on December 22, 2016. | — | 2016-December-22
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