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Shadowbroker releases alleged NSA EquationGroup Exploit Code Dump (Easter Egg) on Good Friday, 4/14/2017. (posted: April 20, 2017)
The Sonicwall Threats Research team is actively researching the exploit and malware code released on Good Friday, (4/14/2017), by an anonymous group calling itself "Shadowbroker", which claim to have stolen the cache of code and documents from a hacking team within the United States National Security Agency (NSA).

New Variant of Dharma Ransomware spotted in the wild.
The SonicWALL Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant family of Dharma Ransomware [GAV: Dharma.RSM and Dharma.RSM_2] actively spreading in the wild.

The Android banker Marcher continues to evolve (April 14, 2017)
Hints of a new component for future Marcher samples emerge

Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage (April 12, 2017)
Microsoft has released Security Updates on April 2017 Patch Day.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage (March 14, 2017)
March 2017 Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage

Important CSS Directive Causes MS Outlook To Crash (Apr 7, 2017)
A specially crafted email can cause Microsoft Outlook to crash.

Chinese ransomware spotted in the wild (Apr 7, 2017)
This ransomware provided a translation of its ransom note in Mandarin and has recommended Bitcoin trading platforms in China.

Sage 2.2 updated with audio alert and reduced ransom (March 29th, 2017)
Sage 2.2 updated with audio alert and reduced ransom

New variant of Atros InfoStealer actively spreading in the wild. (Mar 24, 2017)
The Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant of Atros InfoStealer actively spreading in the wild. Atros malware gathers confidential information from the computer such as login details, passwords; financial information sends it to its own CC Server.

Alma Ransomware delivered via RIG Exploit Kit (March 17, 2017)
Alma Ransomware delivered via RIG Exploit Kit

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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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