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May 26, 2017
Elmers Glue Locker demands $35k but fails to encrypt! (May 26th, 2017)
Elmers Glue Locker demands $35k but fails to encrypt!
May 26, 2017
EternalRocks Computer Worm (May 26, 2017)
EternalRocks or MicroBotMassiveNet is a computer worm that infects Microsoft Windows SMB protocol. It uses seven exploits developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)
May 19, 2017
Attackers use EternalBlue exploit to enroll Adylkuzz mining botnet (May 19, 2017).
The SonicWALL Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant family cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz [GAV: Adylkuzz.A and Adylkuzz.B ] actively spreading in the wild
May 19, 2017
What you should know about EternalBlue exploit and WannaCry Ransomware
In this article, we will share some stories and insights for the "WannaCry" security incident
May 12, 2017
PDF spam attachment delivers Jaff Ransomware with $3400 ransom (May 12, 2017)
SonicWALL Threats research has observed a new wave of email spam campaign carrying malicious PDF attachments which installs Jaff ransomware
May 11, 2017
Type Confusion Vulnerability in Microsoft Security Products CVE-2017-0290 (May 11, 2017)
A type confusion vulnerability exists mpengine.dll, a main component of the Malware Protection service. This can allow attacker to execute arbitrary code remotely
May 10, 2017
Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage (May 9, 2017)
May 2017 Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage
May 5, 2017
Android botnet spreads via game guides ( May 5, 2017 )
An android botnet spreads via ordinary looking game guides
April 28, 2017
Hidden-Tear Kit gives birth to Karmen Ransomware (April 28th, 2017)
Hidden Tear kit gives birth to Karmen Ransomware
April 21, 2017
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). We are creating this SonicAlert to update our customers about the security measures we are putting into place to protect against these newly disclosed threats
April 20, 2017
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
April 14, 2017
The Android banker Marcher continues to evolve (April 14, 2017)
Hints of a new component for future Marcher samples emerge
April 13, 2017
Recent Microsoft Office Zero Day (CVE-2017-0199) attacks spotted in the wild (Apr 13, 2017)
Microsoft Office allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted document, aka "Microsoft Office/WordPad Remote Code Execution Vulnerability w/Windows API."
April 13, 2017
Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage (April 12, 2017)
Microsoft has released Security Updates on April 2017 Patch Day
April 8, 2017
Important CSS Directive Causes MS Outlook To Crash (Apr 7, 2017)
A specially crafted email can cause Microsoft Outlook to crash
April 8, 2017
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
March 29, 2017
Sage 2.2 updated with audio alert and reduced ransom (March 29th, 2017)
Sage 2.2 updated with audio alert and reduced ransom
March 25, 2017
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
March 17, 2017
Alma Ransomware delivered via RIG Exploit Kit (March 17, 2017)
Alma Ransomware delivered via RIG Exploit Kit
March 15, 2017
Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage (March 14, 2017)
March 2017 Microsoft Security Bulletin Coverage
March 10, 2017
RIG-P: A new variant of RIG Exploit Kit discovered by SonicWall (March 10th, 2017)
RIG-P: A new variant of RIG Exploit Kit discovered by SonicWall
March 10, 2017
Critical Vulnerability on Apache Struts2 (Mar 10, 2017)
A critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2017-5638 has been reported on Apache Struts2. A successful attack could execute arbitrary command on the web server
March 7, 2017
Old windows malware still follows its orders, lands up on Android devices with a hidden iframe (March 06, 2017)
An old Windows malware campaign makes its way on Android devices in an unexpected way
March 3, 2017
WordPress Mobile App Native Plugin Vulnerability Leads to Web Site PWNage (Mar 03, 2017)
The Mobile App Native Plugin for WordPress lets you turn your website into a mobile application in just a few minutes. Recently, there was a vulnerability discovered that allows attackers to execute remote code
March 3, 2017
TrumpLocker makes you pay to bring down its cyber walls (Mar 03, 2017)
SonicWALL Threats research team has received reports of yet another ransomware variant calling itself the Trumplocker which is clearly capitalizing on all the buzz in the news about the current US Presidents administration
February 24, 2017
Malicious Android banker for Serbank (February 24, 2017)
Malicious Android banker targets a Russian bank
February 17, 2017
New variants of Sage ransomware Spotted in the Wild. (Feb 17, 2017)
The SonicWALL Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant family of Sage Ransomware [GAV: Suspicious#polycrypt.1_2 and Sage.B] actively spreading in the wild
February 10, 2017
Cancer Ransomware forgets how to ransomware (Feb 10, 2017)
A new player has been observed in the wild but missed the most common trait of a ransomware - to provide instructions on how to send payment and regain files back
February 3, 2017
Rig Exploit Kit via EiTest delivers buggy CryptoShield Ransomware (Feb 3rd, 2017)
Rig Exploit Kit via EiTest delivers buggy CryptoShield Ransomware
January 27, 2017
Critical Vulnerabilities Reported on Samsung SmartCam (Jan 27, 2017)
The Samsung SmartCam is a popular home monitoring device. 2 batches of critical vulnerabilities have been reported within several months
January 27, 2017
Cisco WebEx URL Remote Command Execution vulnerability (Jan 24, 2017)
Ciscos WebEx extension for Chrome allows remote code execution
January 26, 2017
Artemis.A, New InfoStealer in the Wild. (January 26, 2017)
The Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new InfoStealer family named GAV: Artemis.A_43 and actively spreading in the wild
January 20, 2017
Adobe Flash Player memory corruption vulnerability CVE-2017-2930 (Jan 20, 2017)
Adobe Flash Player versions 24.0.0.186 and earlier have an exploitable memory corruption vulnerability due to a concurrency error when manipulating a display list. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution
January 17, 2017
Fake Super Mario Run(s) to Android with malware (January 17, 2017)
New malware that users Super Marios name infect Android
January 10, 2017
This Ransomare is still in the Christmas spirit (Jan 10, 2017)
Besides encrypting the victims files, this ransomware also gathers information from the compromised computer and sends thme out to a remote server
January 6, 2017
BleedGreen FireCrypt Ransomware Kit fails at DDoS (Jan 6th 2017)
BleedGreen FireCrypt Ransomware Kit fails at DDoS
January 4, 2017
How To Own A Web Server By Writing An Email (Jan 4, 2017)
PHPMailer allows website visitors to send emails to the website´┐Żs owners or admins. Recently, there was vulnerability discovered that allows remote attackers to execute code
December 20, 2016
Playing Media Files Can Lead to Remote Code Execution in Linux
Specially crafted media files can lead to remote code execution in Linux desktops
December 15, 2016
Floki Bot a Zeus based banking Trojan actively spreading in the wild (Dec 15, 2016)
The Floki bot is a banking Trojan based on Zeus that has been sold on cybercrime underground. This time attackers implemented new feature such as DLL Injection into Explorer.exe to avoid detection by Anti-Virus programs
December 8, 2016
Persian Lockscreen Android malware borrows heavily from online tutorials (December 8, 2016)
Malware writers use online tutorials to create a lockscreen malware
December 2, 2016
Network Time Protocol Daemon (NTPD) DoS Vulnerability (Dec 2, 2016)
The Network Time Protocol daemon (NTPD) is prone to a DoS vulnerability CVE-2016-7434
December 2, 2016
Huge wave of Locky Ransomware spread via Javascript spam (Feb 19th, 2016)
Huge wave of Locky Ransomware spread via Javascript spam
November 30, 2016
Ransomware attack resulted to free train rides over the holiday weekend (Nov 30, 2016)
Over the holiday weekend, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency became a victim to a ransomware attack
November 28, 2016
Shade Ransomware (Oct 7th, 2016)
Shade Ransomware
November 28, 2016
KillerLocker Ransomware (Oct 13, 2016)
With killer clown attacks all over the news lately, cyber criminals have clearly caught on with the clown craze
November 28, 2016
DressCode Android malware equipped to infiltrate corporate networks (October 21, 2016)
Android malware has capabilities to sneak into corporate networks
November 28, 2016
CryptoLuck Ransomware Infects Victims Using Signed Google Update (Nov 18, 2016)
The Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new Variant of Ransomware family named GAV: Cryptoluck.A actively spreading in the wild
November 28, 2016
Mirai and the IoT DDoS Attacks - A new Threat in Old Form
Behind the tool responsible for 2 of the largest DDoS attacks on record
November 28, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday and Shopping Season Are Coming (Nov 21, 2016)
Thanksgiving Day is upon us this week and Black Friday/Cyber Monday is right around the corner-your purchasing season begins
November 28, 2016
Cerber ransom payment doubles (Nov 23, 2016)
Cerber ransom payment doubles
November 28, 2016
Spam campaign roundup: The Thanksgiving Day Edition (Nov 23, 2016)
More shoppers are expected to shop online for gifts this holiday season and cyber criminals are also leveraging on this opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers
November 28, 2016
MarsJoke Ransomware Targets State And Local Government Agencies (Sep 30, 2016)
The Dell Sonicwall Threats Research team observed reports of a new Ransomware family Named MarsJoke [GAV: FileCryptor.A_2] targets state and local government agencies actively spreading in the wild
November 28, 2016
Bosnian Ransomware spreading in the wild (September 23, 2016)
The Dell SonicWall Threats Research team has received reports of a new Ransomware Trojan, which encrypts the victims files and leaves an email address to be contacted to unlock victims files
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Latest Security Alerts


May
26th

Elmers Glue Locker demands $35k but fails to encrypt! (May 26th, 2017)

Elmers Glue Locker demands $35k but fails to encrypt!.

May
26th

EternalRocks Computer Worm (May 26, 2017)

EternalRocks or MicroBotMassiveNet is a computer worm that infects Microsoft Windows SMB protocol. It uses seven exploits developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

May
19th

Attackers use EternalBlue exploit to enroll Adylkuzz mining botnet (May 19, 2017).

The SonicWALL Threats Research team observed reports of a new variant family cryptocurrency miner Adylkuzz [GAV: Adylkuzz.A and Adylkuzz.B ] actively spreading in the wild.

May
19th

What you should know about EternalBlue exploit and WannaCry Ransomware

In this article, we will share some stories and insights for the "WannaCry" security incident.

May
12th

PDF spam attachment delivers Jaff Ransomware with $3400 ransom (May 12, 2017)

SonicWALL Threats research has observed a new wave of email spam campaign carrying malicious PDF attachments which installs Jaff ransomware.










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FEB
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