Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID29970: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on July 27, 2017

2017-07-27T13:33:59
ID CISCO-THREAT-54600
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-07-27T13:33:59

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

54600

First Published:

2017 July 27 13:33 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 (RuleID29970) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---

13102Payment.rar / #13102Payment.exe

| 388,096
| 0x4423B5D192FD832DFF2320E45173214A

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

> Subject: Re: Payment Reference

Message Body:

Our customer had instructed us to make payment to your account.
Kindly regret to inform you that the previous transfer made to your bank was cancelled by our intermediary bank,
Please kindly check the attached and confirm your bank details so we can proceed with remittance before close of business today.
Awaiting your quick response.
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 July 27, 2017. | — | 2017-July-27
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