Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for August 9 - August 15, 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: How the CONTI Ransomware threat, which may be a successor to the famous Ryuk Ransomware, effects certain computer users. Also, this episode covers how expired domain names can redirect computer users to malicious websites loaded with malware, and how to tell if a website is safe or not so you can avoid dangerous sites.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

ROGER Ransomware Screenshot ROGER Ransomware
ROGER Ransomware is known to be a threat that many hackers utilize to make quick money by it holding a computer hostage and it demanding that the user pay a ransom fee for restoring their files encrypted by ROGER Ransomware. Read more
Erif Ransomware Screenshot Erif Ransomware
Erif Ransomware is a threat that encrypts data on an infected PC and may spread through spam email attachments that initially look harmless. Computer users faced with Erif Ransomware may seek to pay the ransom but have alternative methods of ridding their system of Erif Ransomware and restoring the encrypted files. Read more
CONTI Ransomware Screenshot CONTI Ransomware
CONTI Ransomware is not only an annoyance for computers but it is also a threat that seeks out files and encrypts them to essentially lock down a PC. The actions of CONTI Ransomware are to extort money from victimized computer users who think that paying a ransom is the only way of getting files back that CONTI Ransomware has encrypted. Read more
Wacatac Ransomware Screenshot Wacatac Ransomware
Wacatac Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan horse similar to that of countless other ransomware threats that seek out files on a Windows PC only to encrypt them to hold them hostage while the threat makes demands to the user to pay a ransom fee for supposedly restoring the files. Read more

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This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

Medical Institutions Hit by Ryuk Ransomware, $14M Ransom Demanded
The Ryuk Ransomware has been one of many ransomware type threats to seek out medical institutions who have been hit by the malware that seeks to extort millions of dollars from such institutions. In many particular cases, Ryuk Ransomware has demanded $14 million in ransom for the medical institutions to get their encrypted files restored.
Five Ways to Check If a Website Is Safe
Surprisingly, for most computer users, it is difficult for them to tell if a website is safe or not. Because the Internet can be unrelenting and malicious at times, it is best that computer users know how to tell or check if a website is safe.
Ryuk Ransomware Claims More Victims
The Ryuk Ransomware has not only hit certain businesses and even medical institutions, but it has claimed additional victims in other circles around the world, including many governments, election boards, and even various online payment systems.