Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for August 16 - August 22, 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 Russian hacking group known as APT29 and how they have targeted Coronavirus/COVID-19 vaccine research organizations in the US and UK, all utilizing the WellMess and WellMail malware threats. This Week In Malware Episode 19 also covers how the BlackRock Android malware threat is able to steal passwords and credit card details from hundreds of apps, and a new report revealing over 15 billion stolen login credentials from over 100,000 data breaches are now for sale on the Dark Web.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Search Marquis Screenshot Search Marquis
Search Marquis is a browser hijacker that is known to primarily affect Mac computers where installed web browser apps may have their settings changed so it may load an alternative default home page or new tab page. The Search Marquis page may offer Internet search features but later leads to questionable sites and content and other system issues if such a site is utilize. Read more
Advanced Mac Cleaner Screenshot Advanced Mac Cleaner
Advanced Mac Cleaner is a program for Mac OS computers that claims to have the functions of finding and fixing issues that may cause a Mac to run slowly. Promoted as an optimization program for Macs, Advanced Mac Cleaner may not yield any system optimizations as computer security experts have deemed it to be a potentially unwanted program. Read more
iMac Cleaner Screenshot iMac Cleaner
iMac Cleaner is an adware application that may load on a Mac computer offering methods for supposedly detecting performance hindering issues and then fix them on the spot after the Mac computer user pays for a different version of the program. iMac Cleaner may not remedy any performance issues on a Mac OS computer. Read more
Mac Cleanup Pro Screenshot Mac Cleanup Pro
Mac Cleanup Pro is an application for Mac computers that has been regarded as a potentially unwanted program by computer security experts. Such a classification comes about due to Mac Cleanup Pro offering various cleanup and optimization features for Mac computers but may not actually apply such actions when loaded and run on a Mac OS computer. Read more

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This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

New Report Reveals 15 Billion Stolen Accounts Are Available On The Dark Web
A Digital Shadows report reveals how 15 billion stolen accounts, including credit card details, was stolen in a data breach and are now available for sale on the Dark Web.
APT Attack Spreads Malware Using Coronavirus Theme
APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) Attacks are spreading like wildfire over the Internet and are leveraging the Coronavirus pandemic to trick computer users. The theme for many new APT attacks use a COVID-19 theme to garner the attention of many and so far it is working, unfortunately.
FBI Warning Users of Kwampirs Remote-Access-Malware Supply Chain Attack Campaign
The FBI has alerted computer users and healthcare providers about a threat from the Kwampirs Remote-Access-Malware threat that may grant hackers remote access to systems across many industries, including healthcare providers.