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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for January 16 - January 22, 2022

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 Alpha Speed Booster and ChillSearch are Potentially Unwanted Programs that may hijack Windows and Mac computers, and how Nqhd Ransomware joins the STOP/Djvu family of malware threats to extort money from computer users.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week


ransomwareDehd Ransomware
Dehd Ransomware is a variation of the STOP/Djvu threat family and seeks to take money from computer users after encrypting several files and essentially holding them for hostage until a ransom fee is paid. Read more



browser hijackerAlpha Speed Booster
Alpha Speed Booster is a browser hijacker that has associated web browser extensions and components that affect computers where installed browser apps and Internet settings are modified potentially loading questionable content and potentially causing unwanted site redirects. Read more



Nqhd Ransomware
Nqhd Ransomware is a demanding computer threat that seeks user attention and money through encryption of files where it holds those files for hostage pushing victimized computer users to pay a substantial ransom fee to supposedly decrypt and restore the same encrypted files. Read more



Miia Ransomware
Miia Ransomware is known to block access to several files by encrypting them and then demands a ransom fee to pay by the computer user with claims of restoring access to the same files but only after the user pays a hefty ransom fee. Read more

This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  New White Rabbit Ransomware Strain Has Possible Ties to Egregor
Computer security researchers have uncovered a ransomware strain called White Rabbit that is associated with Egregor, part of the APT8 advanced persistent threat actor. Read more
  Russian Police Shut Down REvil Ransomware Group
The popular REvil Ransomware group of hackers have been targeted and shut down by Russian police authorities potentially slowing the spread and attacks of ransomware throughout the world. Read more