Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for April 25 - May 1, 2021

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: How Wrui Ransomware attacks your system continuing a destructive path of past ransomware threats, how Jokerlivestream.com fails on its promises to provide live sports streams, and how you should never trust the TrustSoft AntiSpyware application because it is a fake that extorts money from unsuspecting computer users.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

  Ukash Virus
Ukash Virus is a type of ransomware threat that has been around for many years and marks one of the originators of such a type of malware. Ukash Virus is still active and is prone to extorting money from computer users who are not careful in taking the threat message the wrong way. Read more
  Expecting Value Line 1 Column 1 (char 0) Error
The Expecting Value Line 1 Column 1 (char 0) Error is a MacOS error message that is part of a potentially unwanted component or border-line Mac computer Virus that should be detected and removed from the system so it may not be confused as a normal system error. Read more
  OriginalGrowthSystem
OriginalGrowthSystem is a potentially unwanted program that may load on a Mac without the user's knowledge usually through a third-party source hidden in a fake Adobe Flash installer. When loaded, OriginalGrowthSystem may make bogus claims of issues or promote services through pop-up messages. Read more
   Alka Ransomware
Alka Ransomware is known to be from the STOP Ransomware family of malware threats. Alka Ransomware is prone to locking down a PC through file encryption where it will then seek money from the user as a claimed method of restoring the files and access to the infected PC. Read more

This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  New Report Shows 1,100% Surge in MacOS MalwareNew Report Shows 1,100% Surge in MacOS Malware
A report has revealed the worst of MacOS users' fears - that their systems are vulnerable targets of malware attacks showing a malware attack surge as much as 1,100%. Read more
  GEICO Exposes Driver License Numbers of Customers in Data Breach
The popular Geico insurance company has faced a serious issue where it appears that the driver's license numbers of hundreds of customers has been exposed in a data breach. Read more

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