Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for September 6 - September 12, 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: We cover how Conti Ransomware, found to be a successor to Ryuk, has joined the bandwagon of operating data leak websites. Also, we uncover how SunCrypt Ransomware has joined the large Maze ransomware group, and how browser-based cryptojacking is having a major increase of attacks in 2020.

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

Lazarus Screenshot Lazarus
Lazarus is a Trojan horse threat that dates far back where it has since evolved to threaten and attack Mac OS computers and inject itself into a Mac's memory where it may be nearly impossible to detect or remove through conventional methods. Read more
XCrypto Ransomware Screenshot XCrypto Ransomware
XCrypto Ransomware is a malicious threat that is mostly distributed through spam email attachments. Upon loading of XCrypto Ransomware, it is prone to locking up a PC through encryption of several files where it will then make demands for the computer user to pay a fee to supposedly restore the files to unlock the system. Read more
Jailbreak Screenshot Jailbreak
Jailbreak is a dangerous Trojan horse threat that is known to be found on Mac OS computers where a Mac may be attacked without any indication to the computer user. Through the Jailbreak attacks Mac systems may be compromised in ways that personal data is exploited or sent to remote hackers. Read more
LockerGoga Ransomware Screenshot LockerGoga Ransomware
LockerGoga Ransomware is a vicious computer threat that is known to target specific organizations, mainly ones in the manufacturing field. The attacks of LockerGoga Ransomware have been brought to light for a while but remains to be quite active in its attacks in recent weeks. Read more

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This Week's Most Interesting Computer Security and Malware News

WastedLocker Ransomware Now Hitting Home-Office Employees
The WastedLocker ransomware threat has evolved greatly to move to specifically target home-office employees, which is a new target for hackers due to the global COVID-19 pandemic forcing many companies to have their employees work from home.
Ransomware Attack Retrieves $0.5 Million From Utah University
Ransomware creators are becoming more emboldened as they are now making demands for hefty ransom amounts, often costing nearly $1 million, such as in a particular case of Utah University being attacked by ransomware that demands $0.5 million to get the University's files back.
Cybercriminals Sticking to Coronavirus and Financial Themes for Phishing Scams
Cybercrooks continue to leverage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in clever ways, such as using COVID-19-themed phishing scams, which are all for their own financial gain.