Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID30784: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on September 27, 2017

2017-09-27T19:15:43
ID CISCO-THREAT-55400
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-09-27T19:15:43

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

55400

First Published:

2017 September 27 19:15 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 (RuleID30784) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
RBL-5019.jpg, pressure 2800 PSI, 1450 RPM.jpg.gz / RBL-5019.jpg, pressure 2800 PSI, 1450 RPM.jpg.exe
| 180,224
| 0x4B9D9D7DA847F6F5BC727BE6B34932CC

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

> Subject:Re: REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (OUR REF#17083887P)

Message Body:

HI,
Kindly quote your best price and availability for:
(1) RBL-5019.jpg, 2800 PSI, 1450 RPM.jpg
(2) Quantity - 500pcs
(3) Best delivery time
Awaiting your earliest reply
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
    ---|---|---|---
    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on September 27, 2017. | — | 2017-September-27
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