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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for October 11 - October 17, 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: Hackers targeting Trump supporters with phishing scams and Emotet malware attacks, how the MalLocker Android Ransomware threat is locking up screens of Android devices after users press their home button, and finally this week reveals that large companies paying ransoms to ransomware gangs may lead to huge federal fines.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week Screenshot is a bogus search engine website that may have components that load automatically when installing freeware or bundled apps. may act as a default home page where its results may be accompanied by several questionable advertisements or sponsored links. Read more
Internet Defender Screenshot Internet Defender
Internet Defender is a fake anti-virus program that attempts to win-over the trust of PC users where the app claims to have scanned the system and detected several viruses or malware threats that it will remove after a full version of the Internet Defender app is purchased. Read more
Trojan.NJRat Screenshot Trojan.NJRat
Trojan.NJRat is a Trojan horse threat for Windows PCs that may allow hackers to gain remote access to an infected system where files and personal data may be stolen. The Trojan.NJRat threat may also allow remote attackers to gain control over the infected PC to carry out malicious activities over the Internet. Read more
RelevantKnowledge Screenshot RelevantKnowledge
RelevantKnowledge is an adware threat that may have features of spyware where it could load on a system without permission from the computer user. Once loaded, RelevantKnowledge could render unwanted notifications and messages that attempt to gather information on the computer user or promote certain services that may be borderline malicious. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

Qbot Spreads Through Windows Defender Phishing Emails
Qbot, also known as Quakbot, is a banking trojan horse threat for computers that is actively spreading through Windows Defender phishing emails, which look to most to be a legitimate email but is actually designed to steal personal information.
Hackers Are Spreading Trump Propaganda Through Roblox
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is heating up and hackers are busier than ever attempting to leverage the election cycle through sources such as Roblox, which has so far been a successful method of spreading fake information and potential malware.
Emotet Malware Uses US Election Campaign as Bait
The 2020 US Presidential election cycle is taking place and hackers behind the dangerous Emotet malware threat are using the campaign process as bait to lure computer users through phishing emails and other attacks that ultimately steal personal information and infected countless computers with malware.