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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for July 19 - July 25, 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: How the hackers behind the NetWalker Ransomware threat are taking on a research institution that's working on a Coronavirus (COVID-19) cure where they may have successfully extorted over $1 million. Also, this week's episode discusses the Try2Cry Ransomware family on how it is finding its way onto USB drives to spread, and how the hacktivist group known as Anonymous are claiming that the Chinese TikTok app is malware.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

WastedLocker Ransomware Screenshot WastedLocker Ransomware
WastedLocker Ransomware is a misschievous malware threat that targets computer users at random to encrypt several file types and make aggressive demands for a ransom payment to supposedly recover the encrypted files. Moreover, WastedLocker Ransomware is associated with the Dridex banking trojan, which is a data-theft threat. Read more
Pykw Ransomware Screenshot Pykw Ransomware
Pykw Ransomware is among a new strand of date-encrypting threats that seeks out multiple file types on an infected Windows PC only to encrypt the files and make aggressive demands for the affected computer user to pay out a substantial fee for restoring the same files. Read more
IT Ransomware Screenshot Ransom X Ransomware
Ransom X Ransomware is a targeted threat that is usually initialized manually and disguised as arbitrary internet or network activity. The actions of Ransom X Ransomware upon initialization is similar to other well-known ransomware threats to encrypt files and extort money from computer users by holding the encrypted files hostage. Read more
Zepto Ransomware Screenshot Zepto Ransomware
Zepto Ransomware is a threat associated with the Locky Ransomware family of malware, which are known to affect Most versions of Windows - even dating back to Windows XP all the way up to Windows 10. The approach of Zepto Ransomware is similar to other known ransomware threats in that it encrypts files and extorts money by claiming the files can be restored by paying a ransom fee. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

Infected TikTok Links Spreading Malware on WhatsApp
The Anonymous hackers have made warnings for TikTok being a malicious app recently. Now, infected TikTok app links are spreading malware on the popular WhatsApp communication app causing an onslaught of issues.
Better Business Bureau Warns of COVID-19 Text Message Scam
There are countless scams that leverage the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The latest scam to do so is one that the BBB is warning computer users of in the form of bogus text messages.
Hackers Are Spreading Trump Propaganda Through Roblox
The popular game app Roblox that is played by kids and young teens is being used to spread Trump propaganda just in time for the U.S. election process to start.