Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID30440: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 1, 2017

2017-09-01T13:50:16
ID CISCO-THREAT-55011
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-09-01T13:50:16

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

55011

First Published:

2017 September 1 13:50 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 (RuleID30440) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Joannou & Paraskevaides (Qatar) WLL RFQ Attachment Documents.rar / RFQ ACK_201708031242_SUCCESS_REP_20170803_1236_SIF_13843100_CBQ_20170803_1236.log.exe
| 237,568
| 0xF0D6421E87905B8517A333F029B78946

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

> Subject: {URGENT}: JOB IN HAND: URGENT REQUEST FOR BEST PRICE QUOTATION

Message Body:

Hello Dear,


Hope you are good.
Further to my Manager's phone conversation with your company representative last week, as discussed we are Steel Building Services, a subsidiary of J & P Oil Servicing Company,
Kindly find attached the project Inquiry and drawings and acknowledge if the products and drawings in the attached file is in your production range and quote us your best prices as per specifications mentioned in the attachment.
Note: 1, All quotations must be duly signed and stamped.
2, Also include you delivery mode and payment terms in the quotation.
Your immediate response will be highly appreciated
If this e-mail reach you well, please reply on me for the confirmation.
If not, I will consider your company as notice for absence or no-interested for the contract.
Any question about this inquiry, do not hesitate contact with me.
Thank you very much indeed again.

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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on September 1, 2017. | — | 2017-September-01
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