Threat Database Malware Wigon.PH_44


By Sumo3000 in Malware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 1
First Seen: January 23, 2014
Last Seen: May 16, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Wigon.PH_44 is an aggressive spam infection that is being distributed through WordPress websites that were compromised. PC security analysts have noted that Wigon.PH_44 is used to distribute threats belonging to other threat families. This is why it is so important to stop spam in its tracks. Spam is one of the most used tactics in which threats are distributed and spread from one computer to another. When Wigon.PH_44 invades a computer, Wigon.PH_44 may use the infected computer's resources to deliver spam containing threatening links or attachments that potentially infect computers with other hostile threats. Steps should be taken to remove Wigon.PH_44 immediately and to protect WordPress websites from these types of infections.

Keep Your WordPress Away from Wigon.PH_44

Computer users may perceive that Wigon.PH_44 has infected their computers by observing an abnormally high amount of unjustified activity on their computers, such as a large number of scvhost.exe processes on the infected computer (which are usually used to communicate through a network). Wigon.PH_44 is currently active in the wild, being distributed through hacked websites with outdated or vulnerable versions of WordPress. Wigon.PH_44 is an aggressive threat attack. Wigon.PH_44 does not try to hide itself from computer users or other people on the same network. Wigon.PH_44 is very similar to Cutwail, a well known spambot infection that carries out a similar misleading practice. Like Cutwail, Wigon.PH_44 is delivered to computers using exploit kits, harmful scripts or attack websites. As soon as Wigon.PH_44 is installed, Wigon.PH_44 may try to deliver spam and distribute various other threats immediately. Wigon.PH_44 may create other network traffic to disguise its own activities.

Protecting Yourself from Wigon.PH_44 Attacks

If you manage a website, it is important to be always protected with strong passwords and that all of your software is fully up-to-date. A compromised website may lead to a large number of threats since all of that websites' visitors may also become infected. There's no need to get exposed to Wigon.PH_44 since you can prevent it from occurring. Malware researchers recommend keeping Java turned off to avoid exposure to harmful scripts and always protecting your computer with a strong, fully updated anti-malware program.


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