Malware Security Alerts Weekly Report for September 8 - 14, 2019

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!

Malware Security Alerts of the Week

MegaCortex Ransomware Screenshot

MegaCortex Ransomware

MegaCortex is similar to the Ryuk ransomware that also relied on some hands-on work and probing for system holes, then stealing credentials, before the automated attack spread the ransomware. There is a possible connection between MegaCortex and the Emotet and Qbot malware, as the networks hit by MegaCortex had Emotet and Qbot on them when examined - but yet are all malicious threats that cause serious system damage. Read more

Silenced Ransomware Screenshot

Silenced Ransomware

It is not clear what are the infections vectors employed in the spreading of the Silenced Ransomware. Some researchers venture that the creators of the Silenced Ransomware may have used the most common techniques for propagating threats of this type – spam emails containing macro-laced attachments, fake software updates, and bogus pirated copies of popular applications. Read more

Trojan.RABased Screenshot

Trojan.RABased

Trojan.RABased is a malicious computer threat that may infect a Windows PC through a deceptive download where the infection could run in the background undetected for long periods of time. The affects of Trojan.RABased may turn into allowing remote attackers access to the infected system where data may be accessed and stolen. Read more

Trojan.Amavaldo Screenshot

Trojan.Amavaldo

The Amvaldo banking Trojan is a hacking tool that has been pretty much used to target users based in Brazil exclusively. However, since June 2019 it would appear that its operators have decided to expand their reach and begin launching campaigns in Chile and Mexico as well. Read more

Trojan.Emotet Screenshot

Trojan.Emotet

Malware analysts use the name Emotet to specify a trojan that can travel in spam emails as a .zip or .exe file that is programmed to inject a malicious DLL directly into the 'explorer.exe' process. Read more

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