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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for January 30 - February 5, 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 OriginType is associated with browser hijackers targeting mac computers, the Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.maiv threat exposes vulnerabilities in Windows PCs, and how the Miia Ransomware threat has joined the STOP/Djvu family of ransomware threats.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week


ransomwareMaiv Ransomware
Maiv Ransomware is part of the ever-growing STOP/Djvu family of ransomware known for their aggressive nature of extorting money from PC users by encrypting files and making demands to pay a ransom to supposedly restore those files. Read more



Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.maiv is a vicious malware threat that is in the form of a backdoor trojan horse. Such a threat is known for loading on a system without the user's knowledge where it may allow remote hackers gain access to the infected PC to pilfer files or take over various functions. Read more



Vfgj Ransomware
Vfgj Ransomware is a dangerous computer threat that warrants user attention and money through encryption of files where it holds those files for hostage. The encrypted files held hostage are claimed to be restored after the user pays a ransom payment, which may be hundreds to thousands of dollars. Read more



Bbbw Ransomware
Bbbw Ransomware is another threat that is part of the large STOP/Djvu family of malware. Bbbw Ransomware is known for its aggressive actions of encrypting several files on an infected PC just before demanding a payment or ransom in hopes of restoring those files. Read more

This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  Warning! Critical Samba Flaw Allows RCE at Root Level
A vulnerability within the Samba platform was discovered where it may allow attackers the ability to infiltrate infected systems at the root level giving hackers potential unadulterated access to the affected computer. Read more
  New Phishing Attack Abuses PowerPoint Files to Spread Malware
A new phishing attack conducted by threat actors has been found to abuse PowerPoint files to spread malware onto vulnerable computers, primarily Windows PCs. Read more