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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for May 2 - May 8, 2021

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 QLocker Ransomware threat attacks QNAP NAS devices and demands a $550 ransom payment to restore files. Also, this episode covers the OriginalGrowthSystem threat, which is a potentially unwanted program that targets MacOS computers. Lastly, this week's episode covers the Optical Rate Pro application, which is known for flooding computers with unwanted advertisements that may lead computer users to suspicious websites.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

  REvil Ransomware
REvil Ransomware, also known as the Sodinokibi Ransomware threat, has been a type of malware to infiltrate systems where files are encrypted and held for hostage until a high-dollar ransom fee is paid. Read more
  Keylogger Zeus
Keylogger Zeus is a malicious program that is designed to collect keystroke data and other information stored on an infected PC where the data could be sent to a remote hacker for malicious purposes. Read more
The website is a misleading portal and browser hijacker that may trick computer users into subscribing for push notification services and end up leading to potentially malicious sources or other unwanted websites. Read more
   Optical Rate Pro Mac
Optical Rate Pro Mac is an adware threat that may offer methods of supposedly optimizing your MacOS computer but instead is a bogus optimization program that touts adware that could lead to potentially malicious sources on the Internet. Read more

This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  Panda Stealer and Westeal Malware are Targeting Cryptocurrency WalletsPanda Stealer and Westeal Malware are Targeting Cryptocurrency Wallets
The world of cryptocurrency has caught the eye of hackers and cybercrooks, and as of late, they have leveraged the Panda Stealer and Westeal malware threats to target cryptocurrency wallets and essentially steal crypto from users. Read more
  GEICO Exposes Driver License Numbers of Customers in Data Breach
The popular Geico insurance company has faced a serious issue where it appears that the driver's license numbers of hundreds of customers has been exposed in a data breach. Read more