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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for April 26 - May 2, 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: If Internet users are their own worst enemy, how weak passwords cause a large percentage of ransomware infections during 2019, the ethics of ransomware reporting, why companies are risking possible penalties from the SEC to hide cyberattacks, and the emergence of the Snake Ransomware threat.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Maze Ransomware Screenshot Maze Ransomware
Maze Ransomware is known to be a rather aggressive malware threat where it may first spread to Windows PCs through spam email attachments as a harmless document or PDF file. From there, Maze Ransomware is prone to loading on a Windows PC where it may encrypt several files and then return a ransom notification that makes demands to the computer user for paying a fee to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more
Phobos Ransomware Screenshot Phobos Ransomware
Phobos Ransomware is a dangerous computer threat that is known to affect Windows PCs through clever methods of first encrypting files and then making demands to victimized computer users to pay a ransom for restoring those files. Phobos Ransomware is able to spread through spam email attachments targeting computers located in the United States and many English-speaking European countries. Read more
DoppelPaymer Ransomware Screenshot DoppelPaymer Ransomware
DoppelPaymer Ransomware is a vicious threat to Windows computers where it may be spread as an email attachment, usually through sneaky spam messages. Computer users who may unknowingly open the malware attachment associated with DoppelPaymer Ransomware could inadvertently install DoppelPaymer Ransomware where it may then encrypt several files and make demands for paying a ransom to get the files back, similar to many other well-known ransomware threats of late. Read more
Snake Ransomware Screenshot Snake Ransomware
The Snake Ransomware threat is a known project of hackers who look to extort money from victimized computer users. The process of doing such is left to the ability for Snake Ransomware to enter a PC and lock files through encryption. After Snake Ransomware has encrypted files, it is known to seek payment from the computer user making demands of a ransom that claims to provide a decryption key for restoring the encrypted files. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

Scammers Going After Vulnerable Users, AARP Reports Spike in Fraud Cases
There's been a major spike in the number of fraud cases surrounding AARP, a United States-based group dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Behind the cases is the dangerous Maze Ransomware threat is its creators.
Phishers Exploiting Employee Layoffs and Payroll Concerns
Computer hackers and cybercrooks are taking to the waves of phishing to exploit the recent COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic where there are historic employee layoffs and payroll issues. During such a time, hackers are actively exploiting the issues surrounding the pandemic to deliver malware to computer users.
Hackers Publish ExecuPharm Data They Stole In Ransomware Attack
Hackers have targeted the ExecuPharm firm during this COVID-19 pandemic, which is a subsidiary of Parexel, a known US biopharmaceutical company. By leveraging the firm, hackers are seeking to steal data but through the use of the ransomware threats known as Maze, Sodinokibi, LockBit, and DoppelPaymer Ransomware.

Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for April 26 - May 2, 2020 Screenshots