Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for June 21 - June 27, 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 information-stealing AZORult trojan horse is using a fake ProtonVPN installer to trick computer users into installing malicious software, how the Mass-Logger malware threat is setting a new standard for keylogging threats, and how the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic has kept certain COVID-19-themed malware and ransomware threats circulating.
Malware Security Alerts of the Week
AZORult is a Trojan horse that is known for stealing data from compromised computers. The infection from AZORult may take place without the knowledge of a computer user where it runs in the background and collects data off of the system and may then send such data to a remote hacker source. Read more
Xnxx is known as a pornsite tracking cookie that is commonly loaded when visiting specific pronographic websites that require certain data to be collected for Internet activity. The Xnxx cookie may monitor Internet actions and record them for supposedly making access to a site seamless but may be misleading as it could collect personal data. Read more
Moba Ransomware is a threat that is known to scan a system and find several files to encrypt for the purpose of holding the files hostage for a ransom. The Moba Ransomware may display a ransom note that makes demands to the user to pay a fee for supposedly restoring all of the files that it encrypted. Read more
Covm Ransomware is a dangerous malware threat associated with the famous STOP Ransomware, which is known for its aggressive actions of encrypting several files types on an infected system for the purpose of holding the files to demand a ransom payment. The ransom fee for Covm Ransomware is often set high at nearly $1000 USD. Read more
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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News
|Dangerous New Mass Logger Touted As Gamechanger
The Mass Logger threat has come onto the scene in recent months to utilize advanced methods for logging keystrokes on infected systems and made a massive impact in the phishing game for hackers.
|COVID-19 Malware is a Drop in the Ocean, Microsoft Says
The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has brought light to certain malware infections that leverage the pandemic. Such COVID-19 malware threats have only been a small infiltration of malware in the recent months, as Microsoft explains in recent reports.
|Iran Takes First Place For Mobile Malware Infections In Q1 2020
The beginning of 2020 was not only a time were a new pandemic would change the world as we know it, but it was also a time where mobile malware infections out of Iran became the most popular of their type, often leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic through clever methods.