Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID27178: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 13, 2017

2017-01-13T17:04:42
ID CISCO-THREAT-52326
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-01-13T17:04:42

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

52326

First Published:

2017 January 13 17:04 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 (RuleID27178) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Pipes, vessels, vacumm tanks, gas
compressors, pumps and valves.pdf.rar / Pipes, vessels, vacumm tanks, gas
compressors, pumps and valves.pdf.exe

| 383,488
| 0x314B82FB69D6C8ACC6383DC205D856A5

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

> Subject: ITT Tender - ABB -3600002386- Provision of Supply and Installation of Long Length Reinforced Thermo Plansti Line Pipes, vacumm tanks, vessels, gas compressors, pumps and valves

Message Body:

Dear Vendor,
We, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC ("Company"), would like to invite you to send your proposals for the subject tender and as per the attached tender package.
Refer the attached list of contents and verify that you received all the documents as per the list of contents.
Please submit your technical / commercial proposal in separate in a sealed envelopes as detailed in the attached tender package by 21th January 2017@1200hrs.
Noted is that due to project requirement, we cannot extend the tender submission date further. Your support is highly appreciated to submit the tender on 25th January 2017@1200hrs.
You are hereby requested to acknowledge receipt of this email with the attachments.
Regards,
This e-mail (including any attachments) contains confidential and privileged information and is for the sole use of the intended recipient. Unauthorized use, distribution or disclosure of this email is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of this message. Regardless of content, this e-mail shall not operate to bind OOCEP to any agreement, contract or order unless the use of e-mail for such purpose is specifically agreed in writing. OOCEP accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this email.

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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on January 13, 2016. | — | 2017-January-13
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