Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID28255: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 13, 2017

2017-03-13T13:45:29
ID CISCO-THREAT-53004
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-03-13T13:45:29

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53004

First Published:

2017 March 13 13:45 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 (RuleID28255) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
crew particulars.zip / crew particulars.pif
| 924,598
| 0xD66DA6BE8915F6376CE2F5479064328F

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

> Subject: RE: MV " TBN " - CREW EXCHANGE

Message Body:

RE: MV " TBN " - CREW EXCHANGE
Dear Madam or Sir, good day!
We are the crew manager of the above mentioned vessel and kindly ask you to assist us in arranging a crew exchange when M/V
" TBN " is calling your good port ETA. 21.03.2017.
Copy of joiners Passport, Seaman’s Book, visa copy and contact details with Respective personal data and flight details are
as attached:
Please assist with immigration, transportation and reasonable accommodation if required.
Kindly apply for Exit Visa for the Off-signer.
Kindly arrange for visa upon arrival / OK TO BOARD (where applicable) and revert with copy of same at your earliest
convenience.
We will await your confirmation that all is in order & thank you in advance for your assistance.
MANNING OFFICE,
We will appreciate if you can send us latest copy of the DCL of all joiners for our perusal and confirm readiness to join
as per scheduled crew change.
Kindly note that all original documents MUST be onhand prior crew dispatched.
Yours faithfully,
****IMPORTANT INFORMATION
*
We only accept invoices and disbursements in PDF format by email to E-ACC-Crew-INV@Doehle.de
Please address all crew related invoices and disbursements as follows:
ISO 9001:2008
MLC, 2006 Compliance

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 March 13, 2017. | — | 2017-March-13
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