Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID27568: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 1, 2017

2017-02-01T14:05:56
ID CISCO-THREAT-52500
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-02-01T14:05:56

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

52500

First Published:

2017 February 1 14:05 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 (RuleID27568) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
ORDER89898595095_output67E29A0.scr.gz / ORDER89898595095_output67E29A0.scr
| 593,920
| 0x032C196BE452B2740F8BD42855C4EDFA

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

> Subject: RV: Order

Message Body:

Dear Sir,
Please send us your best quotation and expected time of delivery with payment terms of attached products and details.
Kindly quote your bottom price as this is for a bid.
FOB (New York).
Your speedy response is anticipated.
“Please note that the information and attachments in this email communication may contain confidential or privileged information and is for the exclusive use of the intended addressee only. Before opening and accessing the attachment, if any, please check and scan for virus. If you are not the intended recipient or if you have received this message erroneously, please delete it from your computer permanently and immediately notify the sender. Any use, forwarding, printing, storing, disseminating, distribution or copying of such unintended or erroneously received email communication and its attachments is prohibited.”

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 February 1, 2017. | — | 2017-February-01
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