Search.startjoytabsearch.com

The Search.startjoytabsearch.com portal is marketed as a customized search service that provides easy access to popular services on the Internet. The Search.startjoytabsearch.com portal is linked to the StartJoyTab browser extension by Imali Media Ltd., which is an ad-supported program. Computer users that visit Startjoytab.com can read about the StartJoyTab browser extension and may be attracted to install it on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, which may support it. The StartJoyTab program is said to feature a music player, media slider, bookmarks manager, social slider and a to-do list that is likely to win the favor of many users. Web surfers that are interested in using the StartJoyTab browser extension need to grant several privileges that will allow the app to modify key aspects of their Internet browsing. You will need to...

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Personal Data from 2.5 Million PSP and Xbox Forum Members Hacked and Exposed Online

The digital gaming market hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. In fact, digital gaming sales hit record sales figures amounting to over $61 in sales in 2015 alone. With the worldwide phenomenon of advanced technology filtering down into digital gaming and over 12 billion users taking to the Internet in some form to play online games, hackers are salivating over the amount of personal data they can scour from online gamers. As it turns out, the personal data from over 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox forum members was hacked and exposed online. A data breach that occurred in September 2015 on popular PSP and Xbox gaming forums on the Internet resulted in 2.5 million accounts being compromised containing the data of email addresses, IP addresses, and password hashes. Within the 2.5 million compromised accounts, about 1.2...

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Computer Security

‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware

The ‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used by con artists to force computer users to pay large sums. To do this, the ‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware takes the victim’s files hostage. The ‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible. The victim is then forced to pay a large ransom to receive the decryption key necessary to recover the encrypted files. Threats like the ‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware have become common in the last year increasingly, making it essential that computer users take measures to protect their computers from threats like the ‘.uk-dealer@sigaint.org File Extension’ Ransomware and mitigate the...

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware

The ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan that is used to force computer users to pay a ransom to recover their files, which are made inaccessible by the ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware infection. Threats like the ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware have become quite common in the last year. Because of this, it is necessary to take preventive measures to ensure that your computer is adequately protected from threats like the ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware and the damage can be limited in the case of a ransomware infection. The ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware is a variant of the SamSam or Samas Ransomware . The ‘.letmetrydecfiles File Extension’ Ransomware adds new...

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Ransomware

Love2Lock Ransomware

The Love2Lock Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to force computer users to pay money to recover their files, which are taken hostage by this threat. Like other ransomware Trojans, the Love2Lock Ransomware’s main mode of attack involves encrypting the victim’s files, making them inaccessible. The victim is then forced to pay a ransom to receive the decryption key, which is necessary to decrypt the affected files. There are countless Trojans active today that use a similar form of attack. Computer users are strongly advised to take steps to protect their computers from these threats and minimize the damage by having backup copies of all files. As soon as the Love2Lock Ransomware enters a computer, it will encrypt the victim’s files, searching for files that match a list of file extensions contained in...

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Ransomware

SureRansom Ransomware

The SureRansom Ransomware is a threat that seems to be a work in progress currently. Samples of the SureRansom Ransomware uncovered by malware analysts have shown that the SureRansom Ransomware attempts to combine the functions of an encryption Trojan with a banking Trojan since it also attempts to collect login information for online banking websites, besides charging 50 pounds to the victim’s accounts automatically for its decryption ‘service.’ PC security analysts have observed a version of the SureRansom Ransomware in development, which is contained in executable files named either ‘SureRansom.exe’ or ‘Sure.exe,’ both used in the SureRansom Ransomware attacks. The SureRansom Ransomware seems to be in progress currently and is clearly still in the early stages of development. In its current form, the...

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Ransomware

Zyka Ransomware

The Zyka Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that enters a computer automatically and then takes the victim’s files hostage. To do this, the Zyka Ransomware will encrypt the victim’s files using an AES encryption algorithm. The Zyka Ransomware identifies the files it locks with the extension ‘.lock,’ which is added to the end of each affected file’s name. The Zyka Ransomware displays its ransom demand in a pop-up window on the infected computer. After encrypting the victim’s files, the Zyka Ransomware displays a large pop-up window with instructions pertaining to the Zyka Ransomware attack. The instructions claim that the victim’s files were encrypted using the AES encryption and that it is necessary to pay a ransom to recover the infected files. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to recover...

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Ransomware

CryptoShield Ransomware

The CryptoShield Ransomware is a variant of a previously known ransomware Trojan known as CryptoMix (or CrypMix). The CryptoShield Ransomware is being distributed using exploit kits currently, specifically EITest and the RIG Exploit Kit . Currently, the CryptoShield Ransomware is being distributed on compromised websites. Con artists will infiltrate these websites and inject corrupted Java scripts that redirect computer users to attack websites that install the CryptoShield Ransomware and other threats on the victim’s computer. Since the exploit kits used to distribute the CryptoShield Ransomware leverage known vulnerabilities in the victims’ software and operating system, it is essential to ensure that all of your software is up-to-date and all security updates and patches are applied. This is especially true for the...

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Ransomware

Blasearch.com

Blasearch.com is a questionable site that is presented to Web surfers as a search portal. However, Blasearch.com works as a redirect-gateway to search.yahoo.com that is the legitimate version of Yahoo! Blasearch.com may not provide a search functionality on its own and has no features that can be attributed to a real search engine. Moreover, the Blasearch.com site is mentioned in reports for browser hijacking. Web surfers indicated that they might load Blasearch.com whenever they type in the search bar of Mozilla Firefox and the Omnibox in Google Chrome. Blasearch.com is associated with a browser extension that you may install with the ‘Express’ option of freeware bundles. The Blasearch.com extension might change your Internet settings and reroute users to Blasearch.com when certain conditions are met. Additionally, your...

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Browser Hijackers

Sadooma

Sadooma is a detection name used by cyber security researchers to identify the Sadooma browser extension and let users known that the program may not perform as expected. Sadooma is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that has an official site at Sadooma.com. The Sadooma browser extension has a page on the Chrome Webstore at Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sadooma/bjpgbdljdofdhggmpkmmbpefplpdopdc. The Sadooma software is promoted as a browser extension that can generate an RSS-feed that includes content that became viral recently. The promotion at Sadooma.com reads: ‘Reach new trending content with our new outstanding extension. If you are like us, addicted to interesting viral content, you’ve reached the best place for this. Sadooma will help you to find what is trending right now on the internet in an...

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Possibly Unwanted Program

Aggressive Phishing Campaign Strikes PayPal Users to Steal Identities

Just last month there was a rash of attacks that propagated a phishing campaign that targeted Gmail users to gain access to their Google account and pilfer personal data. Now, there appears to be an attack on PayPal users through an aggressive phishing campaign spreading through emails that pretend to be from PayPal. PayPal, as many of us know, is a widely popular online payment system that supports online money transactions and services as an alternative to traditional money transfer methods. According to Statista, there are over 197 million active PayPal accounts around the world comprising of personal and business use. With so many people using PayPal, it is no wonder that hackers have taken the effort to target and attack PayPal users with a phishing campaign in the recent weeks. The particular PayPal phishing campaign is...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Computer Security

‘Usabankingcare.online’ Pop-Ups

The Usabankingcare.online domain is recognized as untrusted because it is used to host phishing content. Misleading information uploaded on Usabankingcare.online is intended to fool users into thinking their online banking account, Facebook log-in details, and email accounts might have been breached, and they need to call the 888-710-1018 toll-free phone line. The design of Usabankingcare.online consists of a screenshot of Support.microsoft.com that is the legitimate support page of the Microsoft Corp. for Windows OS users. The screenshot at Usabankingcare.online is modified to include the statement ‘Windows Has Been Blocked Due To Suspicious Activity!’ and offer help on the 888-710-1018 phone line. The page does not feature HTTPS encryption and is not managed by a partner of the Microsoft Corp. Evidently, con artists are...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Adware

‘Yourscanfreport.xyz’ Pop-Ups

The ‘Yourscanfreport.xyz’ messages are not legitimate Windows OS alerts, and you should not expect help from certified computer experts at Microsoft Corp. Web surfers may experience the ‘Yourscanfreport.xyz’ pop-up windows when they load a untrusted page after clicking on an ad. As the name suggests, the fake “Windows” alerts are presented to everyone that loads Yourscanfreport.xyz, which is deemed as a phishing site and blacklisted by Web filters like Sucuri, Websense ThreatSeeker, Mozilla Phishing protection and Google Safebrowsing. We should note that it may be difficult for users to distinguish the phishing messages on Yourscanfreport.xyz from the warnings used by Google Safebrowsing. The coders that wrote the page on Yourscanfreport.xyz made it look like the alert shown in Google Chrome when you...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Adware

‘Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz’ Pop-Ups

The ‘Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz’ pop-up windows in your browser may include your real IP address and appear to be security alerts related to your Windows key, but they are not to be trusted. The ‘Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz’ pop-up windows are hosted on insecure pages and associated with browser hijacking software. The ‘Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz’ alerts may resemble the warnings shown by the Google Safebrowsing feature incorporated into Google Chrome, but they are not generated by Google Inc. Con artists designed the ‘Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz’ alerts to resemble legitimate warnings from trusted Web filters and security vendors to claim credibility. Additionally, the content on Microsoft-official-error7100.xyz was seen on a few other pages that include...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Adware

Cryptofag Ransomware

The Cryptofag Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that is used to carry out ransomware attacks on victims. The Cryptofag Ransomware is designed to hold the victim hostage by encrypting the victim’s files and then demanding the payment of a ransom to restore access to the affected files. These attacks have become popular in the last year increasingly, and represent a real threat to computer users. Because of this, it is becoming crucial that computer users take precautions to ensure that their computers are protected against attacks like the Cryptofag Ransomware. The Cryptofag Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan because it encrypts the victim’s files to demand a ransom. The Cryptofag Ransomware was first observed on January 17, 2017, and has been responsible for various attacks. The Cryptofag Ransomware may be...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in Ransomware
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