Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID28658: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 10, 2017

2017-04-10T19:15:57
ID CISCO-THREAT-53388
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-04-10T19:15:57

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53388

First Published:

2017 April 10 19:15 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 (RuleID28658) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Shipping Docs.gz
| 664,970
| 0x5AF3C517C2BC1A32B9E47807EA38D399

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

> Subject: RECONFIRM YOUR SHIPPING DOCUMENTS

Message Body:

FYI
We got instruction from our client to contact you based on the above subject.
We kindly ask you to find the attached and reconfirm your shipping
documents asap.
Revert back immediately before goods are dispatched.
Regards
Thank you for shipping with DHL. www.dhl.com
Disclaimer: The materials contained in and accompanying this e-mail have
been prepared solely for information purposes. Neither DHL or any of its
affiliates make any warranties in relation to the use of them. The
information contained in this e-mail message may be confidential, subject
to legal privilege, or otherwise protected from disclosure, and is
intended solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). If you have
received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately
and delete all copies in your possession.

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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on April 10, 2017. | — | 2017-April-10
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