Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for July 26 - August 1, 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: How the AgeLocker Ransomware threat is using Google's "Age" encryption tool to encrypt files on victimized computers, how the Phorpiex Botnet has come back to life to carry out email-based malspam campaigns around the world, and finally we uncover a smishing scam campaign that spreads fake TikTok Pro apps that contain malware.
Malware Security Alerts of the Week
QSnatch is a dangerous malware threat that specifically targets NAS (Network-Attacked Storage) devices that are created by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems, Inc. In the QSnatch attacks the NAS systems are compromised and may spread among the connected hardware. Read more
Moba Ransomware is a vicious threat that is associated with the STOP family of ransomware known for infecting PCs through malicious spam message attachments to target multiple file types only to encrypt them and make demands to the computer user for paying a fee for supposedly restoring the files. Read more
|V9 Redirect Virus
The V9 Redirect Virus is a well-known browser hijacker that may compromise popular web browser applications only to force them into redirecting to the V9.com domain, which consists of several potentially unwanted pages that promote various services and apps that may lead to malware. Read more
AgeLocker Ransomware is a newer type of ransomware that utilizes different methods to attack a PC and encrypt files, which is through a service called "Age", an abbreviation of "Actually Good Encryption." The Age encryption is deployed manually by hackers and ends up demanding 7 Bitcoins or $65,000 from its victims to supposedly restore the encrypted files. 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.
|Threat Actors Behind the Valak Malware Expanding Campaign
Hackers are leveraging the Valak malware threat to expand campaigns to spread malware through existing emails and compressed ZIP files with password protection.
|Malware Adds Online Sandbox Detection to Avoid Threat Analysis
Malware creators are actively checking systems that they plan to attack for malware running the Any.Run malware analysis sandbox to prevent the threats from being analyzed or ousted by malware researchers.