Threat Outbreak Alert RuleID31899: Email Messages Distributing Malicious Software on February 2, 2018

2018-02-02T20:12:48
ID CISCO-THREAT-56658
Type ciscothreats
Reporter Cisco
Modified 2018-02-02T20:12:48

Description

Medium

Alert ID:

56658

First Published:

2018 February 2 20:12 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 (RuleID31899) may contain the following files:

Name | Size in Bytes | MD5 Checksum
---|---|---
DHL PACKAGE.PDF.gz
| 1,200,519
| 0xE203A48F7AC70F1D96CE26A94D317AD4

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

> Subject: Your Package with DHL (ARRIVAL NOTICE).

Message Body:

Dear Customer,
We attempted to deliver your item at 15:50PM on TUESDAY JANUARY 30TH, 2018.
(SEE ATTACHED FILE FOR DELIVERY DETAILS)
The delivery attempt failed either because nobody was present at the
shipping address or a mistake in the address provided, so this
notification has been automatically sent.
If the parcel is not scheduled for re-delivery or picked up within 72
hours of working days, it will be returned to the sender.
Label Number: DB_DHL_9143102
Expected Delivery Date: JANUARY 30TH 2018
Class: Package Services
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation
Status: e Notification sent
Thank you,
DHL Customer Service.
Shipment status may also be obtained from our Internet site Globally
under hxxp://www.dhl.com/track

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 February 2, 2018. | — | 2018-February-02
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