Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID30961: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 13, 2017

2017-10-13T16:04:35
ID CISCO-THREAT-55618
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2017-10-13T16:04:35

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

55618

First Published:

2017 October 13 16:04 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 (RuleID30961) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
TT REMIT.jar
| 557,562
| 0x5E16221171F19149CD9B4F1E1D267ECF

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

> Subject: Zahlungshinweis: deutsche.bank

Message Body:

Notice of payment:
Dear Customer find attached payment remit copy for your persul. download for your copy.
This e-mail contains official information from Absa and is intended for use by the
addressee only.
There are some minimum requirements needed before you will be able to view PDF
attachments: - You require specific software on your computer capable of reading PDF files.
- In the unlikely event that you do not have such software, you can download
Adobe Acrobat Reader from www.adobe.com free of charge.
- If there is no attachment to this e-mail, speak to your network/e-mail administrator,
Internet Service Provider or computer support technician to assist you in
resolving possible restrictions in receiving PDF attachments.
Important Notice: Important restrictions, qualifications and disclaimers ("the Disclaimer") apply to
this e-mail. To read this click on the following address: hxxp://www.deutsche.bank@db.com/disclaimer
The Disclaimer forms part of the content of this e-mail in terms of section 11 of the Electronic
Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002. If you are unable to access the Disclaimer,
send a blank e-mail to deutsche.bank@db.com and we will send you a copy of the Disclaimer.

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 13, 2017. | — | 2017-October-13
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