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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for August 30 - September 5, 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: Computer security experts warn users of the Darkside, a ransomware gang that's demanding million dollar ransoms from victimized computer users in order to get their files back. Also, the Ransom X Ransomware threat that started in Texas, is now going global to reach new targets. Lastly, despite a recent arrest, the infections of GandCrab, REvil, and Sodinokibi Ransomware have all remained as dangerous as ever.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock Screenshot Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock
Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!plock is a computer trojan horse that may be loaded on a vulnerable Windows PC where it could then run in the background and allow remote attackers to gain access to the system to either carry out malicious actions or steal stored data. Read more
AdLoad Screenshot AdLoad
AdLoad is an adware threat that primarily loads on Mac OS computers where it may bombard computer users with alert messages and random advertisement pop-ups. The actions of AdLoad are similar to that of a browser hijacker in that it may modify Internet settings and those within popular web browsers on Mac computers. Read more
CoinMiner Malware Screenshot CoinMiner Malware
CoinMiner Malware is a computer threat that may load without a computer user's consent and then perform the actions of mining cryptocurrency by utilizing a heavy amount of system resources, potentially crashing the system or making it unavailable to perform normal tasks. Read more Screenshot is a deceptive browser hijacker that may have components that load from random sources that modify Internet and web browser app settings to load alternative pages. Such pages from may be misleading with several links or ads that could push other unwanted software or potential malware. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

WastedLocker Ransomware Now Hitting Home-Office Employees
The WastedLocker ransomware threat has evolved greatly to move to specifically target home-office employees, which is a new target for hackers due to the global COVID-19 pandemic forcing many companies to have their employees work from home.
Ransomware Attack Retrieves $0.5 Million From Utah University
Ransomware creators are becoming more emboldened as they are now making demands for hefty ransom amounts, often costing nearly $1 million, such as in a particular case of Utah University being attacked by ransomware that demands $0.5 million to get the University's files back.
Shlayer Malware Briefly Allowed by Apple to Run On Mac OS
The Shlayer malware threat, which targets Mac OS computers, was mistakenly allowed by Apple to run on Mac computers. Even though Apple has a remarkable track record for only allowing "safe" apps in their Apple App Store, occasionally malicious apps slip by such as one touting the Shlayer malware, which may have spread to many Mac systems.