Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID31095: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on October 25, 2017


Medium Alert ID: 55686 First Published: 2017 October 25 15:01 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 (RuleID31095) may contain the following files: **Name** | **Size in Bytes** | **MD5 Checksum** ---|---|--- MR_NMFP_METHANOL_RTRP PIPING_HEC.rar / MR_NMFP_METHANOL_RTRP PIPING_HEC.exe | 1,031,218 | 0xB554C64CA56B9B42BE2371C9049BD763 The following text is a sample of the email message that is associated with this threat outbreak: > Subject: **[Russia Nakhodka Methanol PJT] RFQ_ RTRP PIPING _HEC** Message Body: **Dear Sirs and Madams, We, Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd (HEC), are preparing the Nakhodka Methanol Project of RUSSIA and are pleased to invite you to the bid for the supply of equipment, materials and services for this Project as mentioned hereinafter. Bidder is highly encouraged to submit by the due date - October, 29, 2017. If there is any technical deviation, please specify the DEVIATED DECSRIPTION in the designated blank in details in order for us to check the cost impact accurately. In the event that any clarification is further needed under preparation of the proposal, please contact mentioned below : * Person to contact ** 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 October 25, 2017. | — | 2017-October-25 Show Less * * * ## Legal Disclaimer * THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE DOCUMENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE ALERTS AT ANY TIME. A standalone copy or paraphrase of the text of this document that omits the distribution URL is an uncontrolled copy and may lack important information or contain factual errors. The information in this document is intended for end users of Cisco products