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Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for May 3 - May 9, 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 an updated version of the FTCODE Ransomware threat is able to steal passwords and target web browsers and email services. How the Robbinhood Ransomware essentially steals from the rich and gives to the poor, including government agencies. Additionally, this week's episode dives deep into the misinformation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Robbinhood Ransomware Screenshot Robbinhood Ransomware
RobinHood Ransomware (also known as RobbinHood Ransomware or RobbinHood File Extension Ransomware), has popped up on the radar screen to be an emerging threat that essentially steals money from victimized computer users after encrypting files, which in turn further empowers the hackers behind the malicious threat. Read more
FTCode Ransomware Screenshot FTCode Ransomware
FTCode Ransomware is known as an aggressive malware threat that has come alive in the recent months to encrypt files on infected computers just before it extorts money from victimized computer users. FTCode Ransomware is known to also demand high dollar amounts for its ransom, sometimes amounting to as much as a $25,000 ransom demand. Read more
OptimumSearch Screenshot OptimumSearch
OptimumSearch is a deceptive computer threat that is known to specifically target Mac computers. When loaded on a Mac computer, OptimumSearch may render adware pop-ups and other random pop-ups that turn out to be intrusive. The associated files for OptimumSearch are often in the form of browser add-ons or extensions. Read more
SaveTheQueen Ransomware Screenshot SaveTheQueen Ransomware
SaveTheQueen Ransomware is a threat associated with the actions of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) where it utilizes such an aggressive campaign to spread the ransomware. When spread and loaded on a PC, SaveTheQueen Ransomware may encrypt files and make ransom demands to the computer user alleging that it will restore files that it has encrypted initially upon payment. Read more
EggShell Screenshot EggShell
EggShell is a malware threat known to attack Mac computers and other Apple devices that may run the iOS operating system. EggShell is sneaky in that it may record a Mac computer user's Internet actions and may take screenshots and send them to a remote hacker via a C&C (Command & Control) server. Read more

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This Week’s Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

TrickBot Spread By New Spam Campaign Exploiting COVID-19 Anxiety
Hackers and cybercrooks are finding new ways to exploit the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and they are leverting aggressive malware like the TrickBot threat to seek out banking data where they may later use it to pilfer accounts.
Hackers Exploiting Coronavirus Fears To Push Malware
The Coronavirus pandemic has paved an unfortunate path for hackers as they have found ways to exploit the COVID-19 fears of the public. Through use of social engineering methods cybercrooks are able to leverage the pandemic to ultimately push malware threats.
US Financial Industry Regulator Warns of Widespread Phishing Campaign
Phishing campaigns are ramping up as hackers have discovered methods to spread them across the globe but this time they are being noticed and the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issues warnings for such actions to potentially curtail the actions of phishing hackers.