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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for June 7 - June 13, 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 telecommuters return to the office facing new Post COVID-19 ransomware challenges along with human resource departments victimized by new fake email resume schemes only to spread malware. Also, how the Tycoon Ransomware threat emerges as Java-based malware that targets Windows and Linux PCs.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Tycoon Ransomware Screenshot Tycoon Ransomware
Tycoon Ransomware is a malware threat written in JAVA that acts as a tool to extort money from victimized computer users. The process that Tycoon Ransomware uses is one where it will encrypt files on the attacked PC and then make demands for the user to pay a ransom to supposedly restore the encrypted files. Read more Screenshot is a questionable site that has been deemed as a browser hijacker as it has associated components that modify Internet web browser settings. Computer users may be confronted with a pop-up that asks permission to allow alerts on the page, which may then lead to other site loads and potential malicious links and downloads. Read more Screenshot is a website that may be associated with web browser add-ons that cause pop-ups to load seeking permission from the computer user to allow alerts to appear from the website. Those who may unknowingly allow the alerts may be bombarded by site redirects or fake site loads that end up leading to questionable content. Read more
Kupidon Ransomware Screenshot Kupidon Ransomware
Kupidon Ransomware is a fast-spreading malware threat known to encrypt files on infected PCs. The methods that Kupidon Ransomware spread is through spam emails as a harmless text file attachment and then may load without the computer user's knowledge. After encrypting files, Kupidon Ransomware may display a ransom note demanding payment claiming to restore the encrypted files. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

75% of Ransomware Originates from Russian Hackers
Most of the world's ransomware threats appear to have originated from Russian sources that are ripe with hackers who are aggressive in their actions of spreading ransomware to vulnerable systems around the world.
Premade COVID-19 Themed Phishing Templates Copy Government Websites
Hackers are utilizing pre-made COVID-19 themed phishing attacks to mimic popular government websites for the purpose of tricking computer users into relinquishing their personal data.
TrickBot Spread By New Spam Campaign Exploiting COVID-19 Anxiety
Hackers are diving into newer spam campaigns that now exploit COVID-19 and the anxiety that surrounds the Coronavirus pandemic. In the new campaigns the TrickBot threat is being actively spread allowing hackers to steal banking data.