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Threatmeter (8/25/2016 12:59:44 AM)






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New CryptoHost Ransomware Spotted in the Wild (Aug 23, 2016).
The Dell Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new Ransomware family Named CryptoHost [GAV: Filecoder.A_118] actively spreading in the wild.

Ryzerlo ransomware poses as Pokemon game (August 19, 2016)
The Dell SonicWall Threats Research team has received reports of a new Ransomware Trojan, Ryzerlo which encrypts the victims files and leaves an email address to be contacted to unlock victims files.

QuadRooter - the flaw that can affect millions of Android devices ( August 9, 2016)
A new set of vulnerabilities have been discovered for Qualcomm based Android devices

Fake Pokemon GO apps tuck away dangerous malware (August 1, 2016)
Malware using Pokemons popularity is on the rise

New Locky Ransomware Uses JScript files to avoid detection in the wild (Jul 27,2016)
The Dell Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new Spam wave of Locky Malware family named GAV: JScript.Nemucod.AY and JScript.Grabber.KM actively spreading in the wild.

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

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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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