Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for February 16 - 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!
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Malware Security Alerts of the Week
The "Drive-by Exploit" scam relies on spam email campaigns, and no users are safe if their emails are known publicly. The email distributed is rather lengthy. In it, the attackers go on to explain to users how their system had been compromised by a threat named "private malware" because they have visited a hacked website. Read more
The EternalBlue exploitation device uses vulnerabilities in the implementation of the SMB protocol of Windows and can work on old versions that were used before the release of Windows 8. Read more
The Counter for Messenger Extension is not an official app, and it is not recognized as a safe extension by Facebook. Computer security analysts categorize the Counter for Messenger Extension as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may expose your Facebook credentials to third parties. Read more
The Dongtaiwang.com site is owned by the Dynamic Internet Technology, Inc. company and is suited to Chinese-speaking users. the Dongtaiwang.com site offers users to download a VPN client called Freegate and open any page on the Web and it may alter your homepage and new tab page preferences in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Read more
The 'Cyber Security Warning' scam message can appear on your screen when you are infected with adware and click on corrupted links. Such adware may have slipped onto a PC through a free software bundle that was installed where it may change default web browser settings causing unwanted site redirects and annoying pop-up ads. Read more
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