Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID30441: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 1, 2017

2017-09-01T13:50:25
ID CISCO-THREAT-55012
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-09-01T13:50:25

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

55012

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 (RuleID30441) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
MV JOO HYE.xz / MV JOO HYE.exe
| 648,704
| 0xDDDB31578A7F5C1625899FE150718FB0

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

> Subject: M/V JOO HYE //CTM REQUEST; ETA SEPT 8th 2017

Message Body:

Good day.
One of our managed vessels M/V JOO HYE would be calling at your good
port with ETA SEPT 8th, 2017.
With this, Master is requesting for a delivery of CTM (Cash to Master)
amounting to USD 96,500.
Please find attached denominations and breakdown as advised by Master.
Kindly advise the following:
Possibility of delivery of CTM at your good port;
2. Your bank details (including beneficiary name); and
3. additional charges (bank charges, insurance etc)
Kindly note that a minimum of 3 working days are required to process the
remittance.
Your early response on the above is greatly appreciated.

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 September 1, 2017. | — | 2017-September-01
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