Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for April 19 - April 25, 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 Sodinokibi Ransomware, and Phobos Ransomware - encryption ransomware threat that came from the Dharma and Crysis ransomware families is targeting computer users in Western Europe and the United States. Also, how one state (Maryland) is taking the recent malware epidemic seriously.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Sodinokibi Ransomware Screenshot Sodinokibi Ransomware
Sodinokibi Ransomware is a malicious computer threat that facilitates an attack that is relentless where it will lock a PC down through encryption of several files. Sodinokibi Ransomware may target a plethora of file types leaving them inaccessible while it makes demands of paying a ransom fee claiming to unlock the files after the ransom is paid. Read more
Phobos Ransomware Screenshot Phobos Ransomware
Phobos Ransomware is a vicious malware threat that is used by hackers to target computer users in Western Europe and the United States delivering its ransom messages in English to victims. From the creators of Phobos, countless other ransomware threats have been created and exploited through various spread methods, primarily through spam email attachments. Read more
Porn Virus Screenshot Porn Virus
Porn Virus is a name given to a dangerous threat deemed as a Trojan horse that is typically acquired or downloaded from websites with pornographic content. Such a type of malware infection will typically enter the victim's computer without authorization, resulting in several pop-up notifications on the infected computer. Read more
Click Subscribe iPhone Calendar Spam Screenshot 'Click Subscribe' iPhone Calendar Spam
The iPhone Calendar Spam campaigns are mostly promotions of fake anti-virus tools or dodgy technical support services. Computer users must avoid taking the 'Click Subscribe' iPhone Calendar Spam for its face value as it is a scam designed to garner clicks or potential downloads that could turn out to be malicious. Read more
Eight Ransomware Screenshot Eight Ransomware
Eight Ransomware is a data-locking Trojan horse and a variant of a popular Phobos Ransomware threat, which is widely known for its ability to lock down an infected system through encryption of several file types. The solution to threats like Eight Ransomware is to first eliminate the malware and then utilize a backup to restore encrypted files. Read more
Globe Imposter 2.0 Ransomware Screenshot Globe Imposter 2.0 Ransomware
As a newer variant of the popular Globe Imposter Ransomware threat, Globe Imposter 2.0 Ransomware looks to have updated methods for attacking systems by encrypting a multitude of files and then seeking a ransom from the victimized computer user. Distributed through spam email attachments, Globe Imposter 2.0 Ransomware may infiltrate a system without the user knowing until they are presented with a ransom note demanding a substantial payment to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more

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This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Expanding Surveillance Programs around the World
Controversy is growing as the Coronavirus pandemic is setting off alarms around the world surrounding the idea of surveillance programs to formulate better containment strategies and resource management.
SeaChange video platform allegedly hit by REvil Sodinokibi Ransomware
Hackers have been launching websites where they publish data leaks stolen from victims, making the publications when they refuse to pay ransom demands. Allegedly, the Sodinokibi Ransomware threat has something to do with the SeaChange video platform succumbing to an attack with the help of the REvil hacker group.
Google Sees State-Sponsored Hackers Ramping Up Coronavirus-themed Campaigns
Scams and phishing campaigns making use of the COVID-19 panic have been active and growing since January 2020 and now several months later Google is noticing several state-sponsors hackers launching new campaigns and furthering their current malicious campaigns launched against gullible computer users.