Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for January 12 - 18, 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
Cybersecurity researchers discovered a strain of ransomware dubbed BitPyLock Ransomware. Since its conception, BitPyLock has moved from targeting individual victims to networks. What's more, the cybercriminals maybe stealing data before encryption to use the threat of publishing that data in case the ransom demands are not met. Read more
One way cybercriminals attempt to breach a victim's security is through fraudulent online pop-ups. One of the more persistent methods is to presenting a pop-up that claims the user has won a cash reward, or an iPhone, for example. The pop-up also prominently features an official-looking logo, which says 'National Consumer Center.' Computer users should beware of such pop-ups as they are not legitimate and could be a sign of a malware infection or adware threat lurking on their system. Read more
There is a wide variety of sites named movies123 with different domain extensions, which all share one deceptive goal. On the surface, it may seem those are just sites streaming pirated content, which in itself is illegal. On top of that, enabling notifications for those sites can lead to a constant barrage of unwanted advertisements for dodgy gambling sites or misleading content. Read more
VulkanRT is not exactly a malware threat. Technically, VulkanRT is a known API for 3D graphics, which was developed by the Khronos Group. However, in some cases, computer users who find VulkanRT on their system possibly loaded by bundled software, will want to eliminate VulkanRT due to it becoming an annoyance or considered a potentially unwanted program. The VulkanRT API may have received a bad rep by accident but tends to be a questionable application or add-on component for Windows PCs that computer users warrant removal. Read more
The Facebook Friend Request Virus may refer to many threats that spread through Facebook, often utilizing the friends and contacts list of the victim. Such threats may be used to steal login information for Facebook accounts as well as other credentials. Read more
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