Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for October 3 - October 9, 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 "Great Discover" and "Hola VPN" are potentially unwanted programs that could render several unwanted pop-ups and perform questionable functions. Also, how "Smart Captcha Solve" triggers an abundance of deceptive pop-up messages and notifications instead of offering a usable service.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

 

ransomwareTISC Ransomware
TISC Ransomware is a dangerous threat that's known for locking files using a strong encryption algorithm and then making demands to the computer user to pay a substantial ransom fee for supposedly restoring the encrypted files. Read more

 

 

ransomwarePayransom500 Ransomware
Payransomware500 Ransomware is computer threat that encrypts files appending the "@payransom500" file extension to each and then demands a ransom payment from the computer user in claims that it will restore all of the files that it initially encrypted. Read more

 

 

'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Will Damage Your Computer' Message'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client' will damage your computer
The 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client' will damage your computer Message is a misleading notification that is displayed on MacOS computers where it may limit normal use of the system and potentially lead to questionable sources on the Internet. Read more

 

Searchanytimeyoulike.com
Searchanytimeyoulike.com is a misleading website and browser hijacker claiming to offer Internet search features but it has components that end up taking over functions of Web browser applications only to lead to site redirects loading pages with questionable content or rendering pop-up alerts asking for permission to display additional notifications. Read more

This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

  Twitch Leak Spirals Further, Passwords and Emails Leaked in Plain Text
A data leak at the streaming Twitch service has turned into a dire situation as passwords and emails to the service and its users has been found to be leaked in plain text potentially compromising countless accounts. Read more
  Crypto Platform Compound Mistakenly Hands Out $90 Million to Users
The cryptocurrency platform known as "Compound," was manipulated in a way to mistakenly hand out $90 million to its users but the issue was partly remedied but not before mass hysteria set in leaving some users quite surprised. Read more