Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID31839: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 29, 2018

2018-01-29T16:22:56
ID CISCO-THREAT-56601
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2018-01-29T16:22:56

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

56601

First Published:

2018 January 29 16:22 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 (RuleID31839) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DHL CUSTOMER RECEIPT.PDF.GZ / DHL RECEIPT COPY.exe
| 527,872
| 0xEE196E549DA1D9B2FFE5757067958AC9

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

> Subject: payment made to your account today

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
I tried to call your Office/your line and other number this morning.
Today we have transferred USD $78,320.00 to your bank account as per
charterers instruction.
Please find attached swift copy and Invoice for follow up
Pleas Acknowledge receipt

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 January 29, 2018. | — | 2018-January-29
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