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Beware: Cybercriminals Leveraging Coronavirus to Exploit Computer Users and Spread Malware It hasn't taken a lot of time for threat actors to realize the social engineering opportunity that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has presented them. The respiratory infection that originated in...
Infections Abound as Computer Malware Exploiting COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads Rapidly Adding to Worldwide Hysteria There's no doubt that the Coronavirus has created a worldwide hysteria and pandemic from having a negative impact on many economies to pressing government officials to hold conferences addressing...
Hackers Exploiting Coronavirus Fears To Push Malware As the Covid-19 pandemic goes into full swing, we see increasing numbers of hackers and nation-state actors trying to exploit the global fears for their own gains, spreading malicious software...

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WebDiscover Browser

WebDiscover Browser screenshot

WebDiscover Browser is an adware threat developed by a Canada-based company named WebDiscover Media. Once installed on a PC, the malicious app makes a series of unwanted changes to all browsers installed on the computer, leading to a deteriorating online surfing experience. WebDiscover replaces the default home pages and search engines of affected Internet browsers with its own WebDiscover Homepage and WebDiscover Search, respectively. Furthermore, the malicious app modifies the “new tab” settings so that the corrupted browsers launch the malware's own search portal page when the user opens a new tab. Chrome users may not even recognize WebDiscover as an unwanted program and think they...

Posted on July 3, 2015 in Browser Hijackers

CoronaVirus Ransomware

CoronaVirus Ransomware screenshot

The CoronaVirus Ransomware (also called CoronaVi2022 Ransomware) is a file-locker, which was released in the wild recently, and it seems that its author has opted to use the name of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), which is a disease that is threatening users worldwide. Just like the disease it is named after, the CoronaVirus Ransomware also threatens users worldwide, but in a different way – it will try to encrypt their files, and also overwrite the contents of their drive's Master Boot Record (MBR). The latter operation may cause a lot of trouble, since the victims' computers will not load their operating system and, instead, they will display a copy of the CoronaVirus...

Posted on March 12, 2020 in Ransomware

Hackers Spreading Malware via Coronavirus Maps Online

Hackers Spreading Malware via Coronavirus Maps Online screenshot

The ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus is now disrupting business across the world, but apparently cybercriminals have no days off, since they're just as active as they were before the beginning of the outbreak. It appears they are now capitalizing on the fears of the people regarding the pandemic. It was back in January that the hackers started using the coronavirus threat as a focus of an email campaign that infected users with malware, and now they are expanding their operations to coronavirus outbreak maps that follow the number of infections and deaths across the world. Many organizations are feeling the pressure from these attacks, such as John Hopkins University who created...

Posted on March 11, 2020 in Computer Security

APT Attack Spreads Malware Using Coronavirus Theme

APT Attack Spreads Malware Using Coronavirus Theme screenshot

The APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group was spotted sending out spear-phishing emails that allegedly have detailed information about COVID-19, a.k.a. Coronavirus, but instead, they infect the victims with a custom remote access Trojan (RAT). The group is using the coronavirus pandemic to infect unsuspecting victims with a previously unseen malware. The malware is dubbed 'Vicious Panda' by researchers, with the attackers using it in a campaign at the moment. Researchers managed to find two Rich Text Format (RTF) files that were targeting the Mongolian public sector during the outbreak. Once the files are open, a unique and custom-made remote access Trojan is executed. It develops a list...

Posted on March 16, 2020 in Computer Security

Top 5 Popular Cybercrimes: How You Can Easily Prevent Them

Over the course of the past few years, hackers and cybercrooks armed with sophisticated malware have stolen literally hundreds of millions of dollars from online banking accounts and individuals all over the world. We have said it many times before in recent articles, the days of robbing banks in person are gone and now it all takes place behind a screen of a computer connected to the Internet. The Internet can be the most useful tool in business, school or every-day life. At the same time, the Internet can make someone's life a living hell in the event that one becomes the next victim of a cybercrime. A large percentage of the world's population that uses computers over the Internet are aware of cybercrime and the consequences that they may face if they succumb to a cybercriminals' trap. Others who have no clue as to the dangers they...

Posted on October 12, 2010 in Computer Security

AntiMalware

AntiMalware screenshot

A typical deceptive campaign is disguising harmful threats as legitimate security programs in order to steal money from inexperienced victims. AntiMalware is a particularly short-named version of this campaign, with clones with names such as Active Security and Total Security. AntiMalware uses an interface that is very similar to the Windows Defender and legitimate Microsoft security programs, to make the victim believe that AntiMalware is a legitimate anti-malware application. Observing AntiMalware's design, you will quickly spot authentic-looking Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials logos as well as a layout that may seem familiar to most users of legitimate Microsoft Security...

Posted on November 9, 2009 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Beware of Fake Walt Disney World Facebook Pages Offering Chances to Win a Free Vacation

Astonishingly, it is nothing new to discover that cybercrooks have setup some fake page using a legitimate and well-known entity to trick computer users into getting something that seems too good to be true. In the latest scheme of things cyerbcrooks have created several fake Walt Disney World pages on Facebook that attempt to offer chances for winning tickets if they share and like some of the posts. Facebook is a playground for cybercriminals and it does not take much effort on a criminal's part to setup a fake page offering enticing deals for computer users, which in reality spread an aggressive scam. One of the current scams involves fake Walt Disney World pages that claim to give you and 50 other people a chance to win an all-paid-for Florida Disney World vacation. The deal does sound rather interesting and could very well be...

Posted on March 20, 2014 in Computer Security

'National Consumer Center' Pop-Ups

'National Consumer Center' Pop-Ups screenshot

The 'National Consumer Center' pop-ups are connected to known online tactics. According to complaints, the 'National Consumer Center' pop-ups may claim that the computer user has won a free iPhone or some other similar costly prize. The 'National Consumer Center' pop-ups may include the legend 'National Consumer Center' in the upper left corner, with an official looking font, and advertisements on the right. These pop-ups are among the most common online tactics and may be used to intrude on the computer user's privacy. The 'National Consumer Center' pop-ups may be caused by adware components installed on the affected Web browser. However, the 'National Consumer Center' pop-ups also may...

Posted on April 28, 2016 in Browser Hijackers

"PORNOGRAPHIC VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT" Scam

The "PORNOGRAPHIC VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT" scam is a simplistic, low-effort tech support scam that tries to lure its victims into calling a fake technical support number. The alert appears as a plain browser pop-up window with just text in it. The bad actors behind the scam use social engineering and common scare tactics to urge their victims into calling the fake support number. Dropping Microsoft's name in the fake warning attempts to give the fake alert some credibility but on the other hand, undermines the entire affair because Microsoft will never "lock" your computer or send a "notice" to your address for failing to call their support lines. Here is the full text of the support...

Posted on May 7, 2019 in Fake Warning Messages

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DisplayAdvice

Mac users get targeted by countless authors of adware programs. These shady individuals often mask their adware applications as potentially helpful tools that will boost the user’s system’s productivity or enhance their browsing quality. Unfortunately, neither is true for the DisplayAdvice utility. This is an adware program that will likely hinder your browsing quality by bombarding you with advertisements. The DisplayAdvice may be bundled with other free applications, which makes it difficult for the user to differentiate between the applications they are installing clearly. Those who do not pay attention during the installation process often end up agreeing to install adware on their Mac computers. If you have the DisplayAdvice tool installed on your system, browsing the Web can become frustrating mildly. This is due to the fact that...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Mac Malware

TechAdviseSearch

The TechAdviseSearch application is an adware program targeting Mac computers. Many adware applications masquerade as useful tools to trick users into installing them. At first glance, the TechAdviseSearch application may appear to be a tool that will help you resolve technical issues quickly. However, this is nothing more than an adware application whose only goal is to bombard you with unwanted advertisements every time you try to browse the Internet. Some adware programs sneak into users’ computers via fake updates or installations. This is the case with the TechAdviseSearch utility. This adware program propagates via a bogus ‘Flash Player’ update. Users are urged to update their ‘Flash Player’ to view certain media content. However, installing the suggested software will not provide you with an update for an application. Instead,...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Mac Malware

SelectionDaily

Many adware programs may appear as helpful utilities at first glance. This is the case with the SelectionDaily adware program. This dubious application markets itself as a tool that will enhance your search results, and thus your browsing quality. However, this is not true, as the only function of the SelectionDaily adware application is to inject advertisements on the Web pages you visit. To trick users into installing it, the SelectionDaily adware tool will appear as a ‘Flash Player’ update that needs to be applied if the user wants to view certain media. Unfortunately, installing the software promoted by this bogus update prompt will not provide you with any helpful updates. Instead, you will install an adware application that will flood the websites you visit with unwanted and irrelevant advertisements. The SelectionDaily...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Mac Malware

Gleguidat.info

There are many bogus websites online that will not provide its visitors with any quality content despite their claims. Such is the case with the Gleguidat.info website. This empty Web page will likely claim to offer its visitors exciting content, when in fact, it is not hosting any content at all. The goal of the Gleguidat.info Web page is to mislead users into allowing it to display Web browser notifications. Many legitimate websites ask for this permission, so the users thinking that they may not be bothered, enable the Gleguidat.info to send them push-notifications via their Web browser. However, this is not recommended, as the Gleguidat.info page will use this permission to bombard you with irrelevant and unwanted advertisements via your Web browser notifications. The advertisements are likely to promote dodgy services and...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Resissylvespu.info

The Resissylvespu.info is an empty website that is likely to market itself as a page that contains engaging media or other interesting content. However, this is not the case definitely. The Resissylvespu.info is yet another empty website that partakes in a low-level online tactic known as ‘Please Click Allow to Continue.’ As soon as you try to enter the Resissylvespu.info page, you will be asked to click on the ‘Allow’ button. This prompt is presented as a fake CAPTCHA test that would require the users to confirm that they aren't a robot by clicking the ‘Allow’ button on their screens. If you do as the site asks, you will permit it to send you push-notifications via your Web browser. This usually ends up being very frustrating, as the Resissylvespu.info page will bombard you with unwanted advertisements via the notifications of your...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Saturalcorre.info

The Saturalcorre.info Web page is a fake site running the ‘Please Click Allow to Continue’ online tactic. The online con is used by numerous bogus websites whose only goal is to hijack the Web browser notifications of their visitors. Firstly, to lure visitors in, the Saturalcorre.info page may claim to host engaging content that is likely to attract the attention of users. However, when the users attempt to view the content promised to them, the Saturalcorre.info site will spawn a fake CAPTCHA test that asks the visitor to click on the ‘Allow’ button to prove that they are humans. If the users fall for this bogus CAPTCHA test and click on the button as instructed, they will permit the Saturalcorre.info site to send them push-notifications via their Web browser. Some users may think that this is no big deal, as many legitimate websites...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Welsworn.info

The operators of the Welsworn.info website do not offer their visitors any interesting or engaging content. The Welsworn.info Web page is an empty site that may attempt to attract visitors by promising them exciting content. If the users try to open the Welsworn.info site, they will be greeted by a prompt that would ask them to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens. This prompt is presented as a CAPTCHA test that serves to prove that the visitor is not a robot. However, this is a fake CAPTCHA test, and completing it would grant the Welsworn.info website permissions to send them notifications via their Web browser. The Welsworn.info page will likely abuse this permission and bombard you with numerous irrelevant, unwanted advertisements using your Web browser’s push-notifications. The advertisements spawned by the Welsworn.info...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Browser Hijackers

Dark_nexus Botnet

Malware researchers have spotted a new botnet operation dubbed the Dark_nexus Botnet. The operators of the Dark_nexus Botnet target IoT (Internet-of-Things) devices and regular computers, which means that they have a rather vast reach. It would appear that the individuals behind the Dark_nexus Botnet have used components from two other botnets – Qbot and Mirai. However, most of the features of the Dark_nexus Botnet seem to have been built from the ground up. For now, the Dark_nexus Botnet appears to be rather small. Despite its small size, the Dark_nexus Botnet seems to be more advanced and complex than most botnets that are based on the Mirai model. Botnets consist of infected computers that are part of a network controlled by the operator of the botnet. Often, operators of botnets use them for DDoS (Distributed-Denial-of-Service)...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Botnets

DarkVNC

The DarkVNC malware is a hacking tool that is available for purchase online. This means that any cyber crook who is willing to pay the price can obtain and propagate the DarkVNC threat as they please. Even the creators of the infamous AZORult Trojan are taking advantage of the DarkVNC malware. The DarkVNC threat can be used as a Virtual Network Computing service, which means that the attackers can get full access to the targeted system via this malware. However, unlike a genuine Virtual Network Computing utility, the DarkVNC threat operates in the background silently. Therefore, it is highly likely that the victims may not notice that their systems have been compromised. According to malware researchers, there are several different copies of the DarkVNC threat in the wild. However, the most commonly utilized variants of this threat...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Malware

NASA Reports a Rise in Malware Attacks as Personnel Work from Home

NASA Reports a Rise in Malware Attacks as Personnel Work from Home screenshot

NASA experienced a massive rise in malware attacks on agency devices, attempting to access malicious websites in the last few days. The information was shared by the agency's Office of the Chief. According to an official memo, a new wave of cyberattacks is targeted at Federal agency personnel, required to work from home during the pandemic. The actions taken against employees included an increase of phishing attempts, an increase in malware attacks on NASA systems, and mitigation blocking of NASA systems attempting to access malicious sites. The last case was especially worrying for NASA since it suggests the employees and contractors are being fooled into clicking on malicious links....

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Computer Security

Zoom Sued By Shareholder For Overstating Privacy Standards, Failing To Disclose Security Flaws

Zoom Sued By Shareholder For Overstating Privacy Standards, Failing To Disclose Security Flaws screenshot

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) got hit with a class-action lawsuit over the privacy and security concerns that came to light as the company's video-conferencing app gained massive popularity worldwide amid the Covi-19 pandemic. Case number 5:20-cv-02353 was filed this Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California by Michael Drieu, a shareholder. According to the court documents, Mr. Drieu claims that the company concealed the truth about its platform's security, which has come under intense scrutiny, as millions of people have started using it to work and study remotely. In just a few months, the number of daily users of the platform has...

Posted on April 8, 2020 in Computer Security

AnarchyGrabber

The AnarchyGrabber threat targets Discord users exclusively. This malware is available online freely, which means that any shady individual with evil intent can download and utilize this threat. This makes the AnarchyGrabber malware a high-risk threat for Discord users, particularly. The creators of the AnarchyGrabber malware make sure to release updates regularly so that the threat remains potent and highly effective. The new updates applied to the AnarchyGrabber threat make it far more difficult to remove than previous copies of the malware. This is because the AnarchyGrabber threat is capable of modifying the installation files of the Discord application. This is a very clever trick, which enables the AnarchyGrabber threat to remain operative even if the user has removed its files because the malware has planted its corrupted...

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Malware

SearchSystem

The SearchSystem tool is an adware program that targets Mac users. Despite the fact that malware researchers have listed the SearchSystem utility as adware, this application may present itself as a tool that will help users get more relevant search results or provide them with other useful services. Adware programs tend to come in freeware bundles. If you are installing free software, you need to pay attention to what you agree to, as many PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and adware utilities may use this to sneak into your computer. Some adware programs like the SearchSystem tool also may mimic a software update to trick users into installing them. Often, they present themselves as a Flash Player update. Having adware programs like the SearchSystem tool on your Mac computer is not recommended certainly. Adware is known to decrease...

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Adware

Update to the latest version of HD Video Player' Pop-Ups

The 'Update to the latest version of HD Video Player' low-level online con consists of pop-up windows that target Mac users mainly. These fraudulent pop-ups would target users and claim that they will not be able to view the content they were looking for unless they apply the bogus update they offer. These fraudulent pop-ups insist that the users have to update their 'HD Video Player' to access media files. However, if you try to install the fake update promoted by the 'Update to the latest version of HD Video Player' pop-ups, you may end up allowing an adware program or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) on your Mac computer. Having adware on your Mac will prove to be very frustrating as all the Web pages you access will be littered with numerous advertisements promoting dodgy products and low-quality services. If you are viewing...

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Mac Malware

Rolling Search

The RollingSearch utility is a low-quality Web browser add-on that is not likely to provide users with any unique features or exciting content. The good news is that the RollingSearch Web browser extension is not linked to any unsafe action, so you do not need to worry about the safety of your data or the security of your computer. If you install the RollingSearch add-on, you may notice that this dubious utility has applied some changes to your Web browser. Users who have installed the RollingSearch extension report that this add-on had tampered with their Web browser's settings and set up the 'Feed.rollingsearch.com' as their default new tab page. This dodgy behavior is why the RollingSearch Web browser extension is listed as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) by cybersecurity researchers. The RollingSearch add-on tries to boost the...

Posted on April 7, 2020 in Potentially Unwanted Programs
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