Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID28532: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on March 29, 2017

2017-03-29T15:25:11
ID CISCO-THREAT-53214
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-03-29T15:25:11

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53214

First Published:

2017 March 29 15:25 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 (RuleID28532) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
VESSEL PARTICULARS.zip / VESSEL PARTICULARS.exe
| 1,028,096
| 0xDEF0C35226A6597F19EE6FD44586525F

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

> Subject: AGENCY APPOINTMENT// MV Nam Viet 08 to discharge equipments

Message Body:

Good Day!*
We're under nego below cargo for M/v Nam Viet 08 as below, please check
& advise your best quotation
- Cargo & Quantity: 98 wood packages with cgo as per packing list
(attached file)
- Discharging at your end port:
- Term: Liner out
- Best PDA
- Shore crane charge
- Estimate time staying port (including discharging time + waiting time)
for discharging
- Port line-up today.
- Pilot boarding position
- Berth position
- VHF channel to contact pilot
- The length of wharf
- Air/draft restriction
- Normal working hour per day
- Other useful infors i.e PSC, Bunker price ; Fresh water....
- PICS incld. Dir Tel / Mob / E-mail / ID Yahoo or MSN or SKYPE for
chatting on line.
vessel Particulars: As attached
Tks & Brgds**

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 29, 2017. | — | 2017-March-29
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