Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for April 12 - April 18, 2020

This week, the SpyHunter malware research team has highlighted a weekly roundup of common and critical malware threats that are currently affecting computers around the world. Take a look at this week's report and stay ahead of trending malware threats!

This Week in Malware Video

This episode discusses the following topics: the triple threat campaign of Emotet, Trickbot & Ryuk Ransomware; municipalities, healthcare service providers and local government agencies are struggling with a growing national ransomware epidemic; and will World War 3 be a cyberwar? Malware attacks against digital voting booths and critical infrastructure.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Trojan.TrickBot Screenshot

Trojan.TrickBot

Trojan.TrickBot, is a vicious banking Trojan horse and known to be related to the Drye family of malware. The attacks from the Dyre family of malware and Trickbot are known to be numerous. Many recent attacks from the threats have evolved using new features from its creators for more sophisticated attacks. Such a threat is very dangerous and should never be left on a PC to run as it may end in disaster. Read more

Trojan.Emotet Screenshot

Trojan.Emotet

Emotet is a Trojan horse that is known to be spread through spam email attachments, most often in the form of .ZIP and .EXE files. The threat may load as a harmless DLL file but will later inject malicious code into the explorer.exe process where a system may be compromised or allow the threat to launch remote attacks over the Internet. Read more

Ryuk Ransomware Screenshot

Ryuk Ransomware

Ryuk Ransomware is a data encryption Trojan horse that may specifically target vulnerable systems throughout the US and Germany. Analysis from various computer security experts find that systems are compromised using RDP accounts and may spread aggressively through spam email attachments, sometimes in the form of MS Word documents or Adobe PDF files. Read more

Zeus Trojan Screenshot

Zeus Trojan

Zeus Trojan is known to be one of the most popular and aggressive forms of malware that seeks to steal banking data, including login credentials potentially giving hackers access to online banking accounts. There are countless variants of the Zeus Trojan, also known as Zbot and Zitmo. Read more

Ragnar Locker Ransomware Screenshot

Ragnar Locker Ransomware

The Ragnar Locker Ransomware is a data-encrypting Trojan that appears to target businesses instead of other vulnerable systems. Ragnar Locker is often deployed by hackers manually on already compromised systems. Read more

Ssimpotashka@gmail.com Ransomware Screenshot

Ssimpotashka@gmail.com Ransomware

The Ssimpotashka@gmail.com Ransomware is an encryption Trojan horse that is part of the Scarab family of ransomware. Such a type of threat is known for its aggressive ability to encrypt certain file types and then make demands to the victimized computer user to pay a substantial ransom fee to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more

All-io.net Screenshot

All-io.net

All-io.net is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), identified as a browser hijacker and adware. All-io.net is used by an unknown advertiser at this time to boost Web traffic by hijacking the Web traffic, something that may be seen on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer commonly. Read more

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