Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID30825: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 2, 2017

2017-10-02T12:53:05
ID CISCO-THREAT-55493
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-10-02T12:53:05

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

55493

First Published:

2017 October 2 12:53 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 (RuleID30825) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
Law suit & Court Order docs_PDF_.arj / Law suit & Court Order docs_PDF_.exe
| 605,000
| 0xE7A06C68C7B50480273D31E31CED10E6

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

> Subject: RE: URGENT:Vessel Arrest /on court Order

Message Body:

Dear Sir, We have been appointed to proceed with legal steps in arresting your vessel due to your inability to clear your long overdue payment with our client. Our client claims that several reminder has been sent to you on this subject matter without getting any response from you. Find attached lawsuit filed by our client including Court and lawyer cost. Kindly review and revert with your comment. Meanwhile, vessel will be arrested by the court till further notice. Your urgent response will be 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 October 2, 2017. | — | 2017-October-02
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