Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID31867: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on January 31, 2018

2018-01-31T17:19:42
ID CISCO-THREAT-56626
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2018-01-31T17:19:42

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

56626

First Published:

2018 January 31 17:19 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 (RuleID31867) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
VESSEL PARTICULARS.zip / VESSEL PARTICULARS.exe
| 626,688
| 0x3B516EFEC29FE5C9EFD89C9A1B223F86

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

> Subject: MV Queen Esther - Agency Appointment

Message Body:

**Good morning,
Our vessel MV Queen Esther is forthcoming call to discharge limestone in bulk 53005 MT, ETA 2nd Feb. We would like
to appoint you as owners agents for this call. Could you please confirm your availability to attend.
Please acknowledge receipt and advise your acceptance per service
VESSEL PARTICULARS :
------
ATTACHED
Many thanks
&
Best regards
MS&Q Superintendent - V.Ships (UK) Ltd
www.vships.com
RGB - V.Ships brand mark Header Size.png
As Managers & Agents Only
For and on Behalf of Owners
V.SHIPS UK LIMITED AS MANAGERS AND AGENTS ONLY, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF LOMAR SHIPPING LIMITED AS MANAGING OWNERS FOR ESTHER SHIPPING LTD AND THE VESSEL "QUEEN ESTHER"


This email is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this email in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error please contact the sender.
P We only print the emails we really need to**

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Revision History

  • Version | Description | Section | Date
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    1 | Initial release to report significant activity detected by Cisco Security on January 31, 2018. | — | 2018-January-31
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