Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID29123: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on May 15, 2017

2017-05-15T20:01:40
ID CISCO-THREAT-53833
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-05-15T20:01:40

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

53833

First Published:

2017 May 15 20:01 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 (RuleID29123) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Overdue invoices for the month of may20170004.arj / Overdue invoices for the month of may20170004.exe
| 933,376
| 0x9886753E803CD639DDB20E9B64D47313

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

> Subject: OVERDUE INVOICE

Message Body:

On behalf of my colleague, Please find attached the invoice for the Month of May 2017.
The Over Due Payments needs to be cleared with immediate effect, trust as our partner you will do the needful to honour these overdue payments.
Thanks and Best 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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on May 15, 2017. | — | 2017-May-15
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