Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID28406: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 21, 2017

2017-03-21T13:01:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-53092
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-03-21T13:01:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53092

First Published:

2017 March 21 13:01 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 (RuleID28406) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
REQUIREMENT FOR QUOTE.ace / REQUIREMENT FOR QUOTE.exe
| 655,360
| 0x436D5B728908D44DDE4EEAF00DC9FDAB

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

> Subject: RFQ/MA/008/2017

Message Body:

**Dear Sir(s),

>
>
> First of all I'd like to introduce our company "HiTech Egypt" as a leading Oil & Gas Services Company Support in Egypt. HiTech Egypt mainly is providing marketing, sales and support services to its customers in several Middle East Locations.
>
>
>
> However, we are writing your kind selves on this occasion requesting a quote for the attached equipment. We understand that your esteemed company is a leading company in this field Industrial Equipment and your cooperation will be highly appreciated.
>

>
> Kindly quote us the attached inquiry with your best prices & delivery.
>
>
>
> Terms & Conditions
>
> Technical Datasheets should be submitted in your offer.
> Delivery: EX-Work.
> Delivery Time: Please advise your best delivery time.
> Approximate weights & dimensions should be submitted in your offer.
> Payment: As per your company’s payment terms.
> Please advise any other terms and conditions.
> Reference Number: RFQ/MA/008/2017.
>
> 8. Quote Due: 25/03/2017
*

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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 March 21, 2017. | — | 2017-March-21
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