Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID28832: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on April 20, 2017

2017-04-20T18:43:23
ID CISCO-THREAT-53524
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-04-20T18:43:23

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53524

First Published:

2017 April 20 18:43 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 (RuleID28832) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
NEW OPEN TENDER REQUIREMENT FOR MIDDLE EAST.zip / NEW OPEN TENDER REQUIREMENT FOR MIDDLE EAST.exe
| Not Available
| 0x7EFCBEE80F95FE47CEBD3FA661E8F6C5

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

> Subject: NEW OPEN TENDER REQUIREMENT FOR MIDDLE EAST..

Message Body:

Dear Sir
We would like to request quotation of your best price for the attached order.
Check if you can supply to us the exact specification of our inquiry.
And issue us a proforma invoice in return.
Kindly indicate clearly SHIPMENT DATE, and let us know if shipment would be
done before month ending.
Thank you for your attention to this request.
Revert with your order confirmation.
Sincerely,
PURCHASE
Thanks & Regards

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 April 20, 2017. | — | 2017-April-20
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