Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for September 20 - September 26, 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: There are international hacking efforts underway that target COVID-19 research and the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election. Also, the Qbot banking trojan horse has come back alive to hijack legitimate email threats to steal sensitive data, and the back-to-school season is disrupted by aggressive ransomware threats, Zoom bombing, and other massive cyber intrusions.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

STOP Ransomware Screenshot STOP Ransomware
STOP Ransomware has placed itself back on the radar screen to spread through MS word documents (DOCX) files attached to bogus emails that may resemble legitimate messages. Read more
Dewar Ransomware Screenshot Dewar Ransomware
Dewar Ransomware is an aggressive form of malware that seeks out files on an infected PC only to encrypt the files to lock down the system only to make demands to the user to pay a ransom fee for supposedly unlocking the system and restoring normal access. Read more Screenshot HOW Ransomware
HOW Ransomware, or .HOW Ransomware, is a data-locking threat that seeks out various file types on an infected Windows PC only to encrypt each file and append the .HOW file extension to each. From there, HOW Ransomware is known to demand a ransom to supposedly restore access to the encrypted files. Read more
Triada Android Trojan Screenshot Windows Active Guard
Windows Active Guard may be touted by hackers and cybercrooks, once again after many years of being active, as a program that will detect and eliminate malware threats on a PC when in reality it is a rogue anti-spyware program that pretends to have the functions of a legitimate anti-malware or anti-virus program. Windows Active Guard uses money extortion techniques and is considered to be dangerous. Read more

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This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

New Anubis Data-Stealing Malware Targets Cryptocurrency
Hackers and cybercrooks are busy leveraging their ability to tout aggressive forms of malware like Anubis to essentially steal data and target cryptocurrency actions that use hacked systems to mine cryptocurrency.
TikTok Vulnerability Gives Hackers Control Over App Via Text Messages
While there remains to be controversy over TikTok remaining as an active app for US device users, hackers are busy leveraging a vulnerability of the popular social app to gain control of devices through text message.
New PyVil RAT/Advanced Persistent Threat Appears in Evilnum Malware's Arsenal
The PyVil Remote Access Trojan, or Advanced Persistent Threat, are a group who have joined the Evilnum malware to pilfer data from compromised systems that the hacker group targets, which always seek new methods for attacking computers for the purpose of data theft.