Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for July 12 - July 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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This Week in Malware Video
This episode discusses the following topics: EvilQuest Ransomware is targeting Mac computers through pirated MacOS applications, hackers now demanding their ransom in the form of cryptocurrency more than ever before so the payments are untraceable, and how the FakeSpy Android malware is back and more dangerous than ever.
Malware Security Alerts of the Week
Maas Ransomware is a known malware threat that targets a variety of file types on an infected Windows PC where it may encrypt such files and hold them for a ransom that's demanded via an alert message on the infected system. Read more
Repl Ransomware us a threat related to the STOP family of ransomware, which are known for their aggressive actions to infect a system via spam email attachments and strong demands for money through a ransom due to encryption of files that are essentially held hostage by the malware. Read more
IT Ransomware is a type of Trojan horse that may infect a PC where upon infection it will encrypt several files essentially locking the affected computer. Upon encryption, IT Ransomware will make aggressive demands to pay a ransom for supposedly restoring the encrypted files. Read more
EvilQuest Ransomware is one of the few types of ransomware that specifically targets Mac computers. The propagation of EvilQuest Ransomware takes on a different approach from commonly-known ransomware threats as it may spread through bogus MacOS applications, usually pirated software. Read more
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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News
|Coordinated Twitter Hack Targets High-Profile Accounts to Push Cryptocurrency Scam
Hackers attack a number of high-profile Twitter accounts with a money extortion message found to be a cryptocurrency scam that ends up duping users out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
|Hackers Steal $3 Million Worth Of Bitcoin From Cashaa Exchange
Hackers, believed to be based out of East Delhi, India, were able to steal $3 million worth of bitcoins from Cashaa Exchange due to an orchestrated attack that compromised the Cashaa exchange.
|Cybercriminals Are Still Taking Advantage of Covid-19 with Increased Attacks
As the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic continues, hackers are continually leveraging such an event with increased attacks through COVID-19-themed phishing attempts on daily occurrences.