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Threatmeter (7/26/2016 2:31:51 AM)






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Legitimate software website was seen distributing malware (Jul 22, 2016)
Cybercriminals found a way to slip Lurk Trojan with Ammyy Admin program and distribute this malware through the companys official website.

Android Ad campaign HummingBad infects millions of devices ( July 8, 2016 )
Android ecosystem has been plagued yet again by an advertisement campaign

FakeRansom: Deletes files then demands payment for nothing (Jul 15th, 2016)
FakeRansom: Deletes files then demands payment for nothing

Bart Ransomware spotted in the wild ( July 1, 2016)
The Dell SonicWall Threats Research team has received reports of a new Ransomware Trojan, Bart which encrypts the system files by not using any encryption methods such as AES as we have seen earlier, but by just converting them to a password protected zip file.

Self-installing porn apps rampage the Android ecosystem (June 17, 2016)
There has been a surge in porn apps that install secondary porn app once they infect a device

New Android Lockscreen campaign spotted in the wild (May 12, 2016)
A new wave of Android lockscreen malware has recently been observed

Antidetect.B malware found with valid digital certificate (Jun 8,2016)
The Dell Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a second generation of Malware family named GAV: Antidetect.B actively spreading in the wild. A recently discovered variant of the Antidetect was found to use a legitimate digital signature to avoid detection from anti-virus systems.

DMA Locker 4.0, yet another ransomware (June 2nd, 2016)
DMA Locker 4.0, yet another ransomware

Badblock ransomware is on the block (May 25, 2016)
Over the past year, Ransomware has proven to be a success for cybercriminals and has become very widespread that more versions are being released regularly. This new strain is even using a catchy phrase "BadBlock is on the Block!" in its help file to indicate successful infection.

Recent Flash zero day (CVE-2016-4117) attacks spotted in the wild (May 24,2016)
Adobe Flash Player 21.0.0.226 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.CVE-2016-4117 exploits have been spotted in the wild.

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Virus activity is normal. No imminent threats widespread.
Virus activity is on the rise. We recommend: Update your operating system with latest patches. Install and keep updating AntiVirus software.
Virus activity is widespread. Many of the systems are being affected due to known threats. We recommend: Update your operating system with latest patches. Install and keep updating AntiVirus software. Scan your system for viruses.
Virus activity is highly widespread and very critical. Many of the systems and network are being affected due to known threats. We recommend: Update your operating system with latest patches Install and keep updating AntiVirus software. Scan your system for viruses. Avoid junk mails. Cautiously open any attachments.

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