Fxmwtv Ransomware

Posted: September 2, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Fxmwtv Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that blocks media content on Windows user's PCs. The Fxmwtv Ransomware is a part of the Snatch Ransomware family and may target company servers with insufficient security. All Windows users should have backups for protecting media files and let their anti-malware services remove the Fxmwtv Ransomware as they see fit. The  Snatch Ransomware , a family going back possibly as far as 2018, but with most attacks in the years afterward, continues earning its name in the file-locking Trojan sector. This section of the threat landscape,...

Mcauwpjib Ransomware

Posted: September 2, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Mcauwpjib Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that prevents digital media from opening for selling its unlocking service. As a Snatch Ransomware family member, its distribution may use different channels, such as e-mail attachments or direct, brute-force attacks against Web servers. Users can strengthen their security standards, update their backups, and use anti-malware programs for safely deleting the Mcauwpjib Ransomware. The  Snatch Ransomware  may lack the number of affiliate threat actors that greater Ransomware-as-a-Services do, but represents an equally-credible danger...

KryptoCibule

Posted: September 2, 2020 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 6/10
KrуptoCibule is a new malware family whose authors appear to focus on hijacking cryptocurrency coins and data related to cryptocurrency exclusively. The threat's activity is concentrated in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but it is still not clear why the creators of the malware have opted to go after these two specific regions. According to anti-virus product vendors, copies of the KrуptoCibule malware are being propagated via torrent trackers and pirated games or software. Since the malware's goal is to hijack cryptocurrency transactions and collect files, it tries to be as stealthy as...

LeadingServiceSearch

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
LeadingServiceSearch is an intrusive Mac program that may often be installed without the user's knowing consent. This may happen because LeadingServiceSearch is being propagated via fake downloads, software bundles, and other misleading content types. Users who happen to install LeadingServiceSearch on their Mac may not notice any obvious issues until they start their Web browser because LeadingServiceSearch focuses on manipulating the Web browser redirects users to 3rd-party search sites that may host advertisements. LeadingServiceSearch's installer's changes are very difficult to undo...

Gtenormous.club

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Gtenormous.club is a fraudulent page that tries to gain the ability to use your browser notifications with the help of misleading prompts and messages. Visitors of Gtenormous.club are usually told to click a button that reads 'Allow' – according to the page, this is required to pass an 'anti-robot' check and continue browsing. However, trusting Gtenormous.club will result in unknowingly granting the website permission to use browser notifications. Needless to say, a website that uses misleading instructions and prompts to gain access to your browser notifications does not plan to use this...

Orarbeatrem.club

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Orarbeatrem.club is a website that engages in a variant of the 'Please press Allow to Continue' tactic that con artists have become very fond of in the past year. This low-effort scheme is not harmful, but falling for it may diminish your Web browsing experience by exposing you to unwanted content. In the case of Orarbeatrem.club, users are told to confirm that they are not robots by clicking 'Allow.' However, performing this action has nothing to do with any 'human verification' check and, instead, it will subscribe you to the Orarbeatrem.club notifications. Once subscribed,...

Stakenallisin.club

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Stakenallisin.club is a website that may show up in your Web browser thanks to intrusive online advertisements and pop-ups. However, Stakenallisin.club does not focus on promoting any content – instead, it pretends to host a 'human verification' check that visitors are asked to complete to continue browsing. The page claims that that the check can be passed by clicking the 'Allow' button shown on your screen – what it does not tell you, however, is that by pressing this button, you will subscribe to Stakenallisin.club's notifications. The change that Stakenallisin.club tries to trick you...

Anzsearch.com.au

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Anzsearch.com.au, also known as ANZ Search, is a website that hosts a simple search engine that promises to deliver accurate and useful results. However, at the time of writing this post, it appears that Anzsearch.com.au is not functioning as expected – trying to use its search feature leads you to a blank page. This bug makes Anzsearch.com.au useless entirely since its only feature is not working as expected. This would not be a consequential issue if it were not for the fact that some users might be taken to Anzsearch.com.au against their will. This may happen because this website is...

ANN Ransomware

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The ANN Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan from the AES-Matrix Ransomware's family. It can use a secure encryption routine to lock the user's files and hold the contents of businesses' unprotected servers for ransom. Windows PC users should have anti-malware security services for removing the ANN Ransomware on sight and reliable backups for restoring any files. As it arrives on the threat landscape at roughly the same time as the  CORE Ransomware , the ANN Ransomware's timing is unlikely a coincidence. These two similarly-named threats are parts of AES-Matrix Ransomware, a...

CORE Ransomware

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The CORE Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's a variant of the AES-Matrix Ransomware. The family often compromises business entities' servers and locks their media files, holding them for ransom. All Windows users should take appropriate precautions regarding backups and have their anti-malware products isolate or delete the CORE Ransomware immediately. Only shortly after the confirmation of an  FDFK22 Ransomware  variant, the  AES-Matrix Ransomware  family is spawning again, with new forks of its file-locking software for targeting victims in campaigns with still-unknown...

Tkoinprz Ransomware

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Tkoinprz Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan from the family of the Snatch Ransomware. The Tkoinprz Ransomware can block files from opening through encryption-based attacks and generate text file-based ransom notes. Users with anti-malware protection can remove the Tkoinprz Ransomware while scanning their PCs for threats and should use secure backups for recovering any affected media. With new campaigns ongoing periodically in 2019 and 2020, the  Snatch Ransomware  family is an easily-forgotten-about, but still an active threat to users without adequate backups. The latest...

Cetus Malware

Posted: September 1, 2020 | Category: Worms | Threat Level: 5/10
Over the past year, the Docker service has become a very frequent target of cyberattacks. While the service is considered safe and secure relatively, it may often be vulnerable to attacks because of its users' negligence – they tend to use weak login credentials, or they leave the administrator panel open to the Internet. These unsecured instances of the Docker service are a prime target of cybercriminals, and they are the perfect infection vector to deliver all kinds of malware. One of the latest malware pieces to target unsecured Docker service is called Cetus – it runs on Linux...

Hiroje.com

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Browser-based tactics have been around for decades, but their authors continue to experiment with new techniques and tricks that may help them catch you off-guard. The page Hiroje.com is home to a tactic that has been around for about a year – the page pretends to try to play a video, but warns the users that they need to enable playback by pressing 'Allow.' However, the 'Allow' button that Hiroje.com shows has nothing to do with any media content – by clicking it, you will subscribe to Hiroje.com's notifications. While this action does not have harmful consequences, it may allow Hiroje.com...

Nceacticsi.pro

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Nceacticsi.pro is a site that uses misleading messages and prompts to trick users into giving it permission to use browser notifications. Even if you fall for this small con, you will not put your online safety in harm's way - Nceacticsi.pro is harmless, and it is not linked to malware propagation or other nefarious business. However, the page can cause some annoying issues that may disturb you whenever you try to browse the Web - Nceacticsi.pro displays a prompt asking you to click 'Allow' to continue browsing. However, this action is not required – the 'Allow' button has nothing to do...

Luckypushwinner.com

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Luckypushwinner.com is a fraudulent page whose name suggests that it may host fake prize raffles and jackpot alerts that aim to catch the user's attention. Another content type that Luckypushwinner.com may host is a variation of the 'Please press Allow to continue' Pop-Ups tactic that has become very popular among con artists in the past year. The goal of the pop-ups is to trick users into granting Luckypushwinner.com permission to use Web browser notifications. The page displays the prompt and then says 'You need to Allow in order to continue…' If you follow Luckypushwinner.com's...

Onlinergpgeek.com

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Onlinergpgeek.com is a low-quality website used to host various advertisements, including an annoying prompt that asks you to grant Onlinergpgeek.com permissions to use your Web browser notifications. You are unlikely to visit this page manually and, instead, it may show up in your Web browser via online advertisements. The Onlinergpgeek.com advertisements may often promote online games, gambling services, adult dating sites, and other shady content. However, the advertisements are not the worst about this page – the main issue with it is that it tries to hijack your Web browser...

ProgramInitiator

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
ProgramInitiator is an annoying Mac application whose presence on your computer may bring undesired changes to your Web browser's behavior and configuration. ProgramInitiator may be advertised as a useful product meant to enhance various aspects of your Web browsing. Still, its true purpose is to generate traffic for 3rd-party and non-trustworthy search engines. It achieves this by configuring the browser to redirect users to a 3rd-party search engine every time they use the address bar to initiate a new search. To achieve persistence, ProgramInitiator will manipulate the Mac 'Launch...

Etailbree.pro

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Etailbree.pro is a Web page used to display a message saying, 'Click Allow to confirm you are not a robot.' This statement is fake, and we assure you that clicking the 'Allow' button will not confirm that you are a real user – the true purpose of the button is to subscribe you to Etailbree.pro's notifications. This change is not unsafe, but it can turn out to be a rather annoying issue to deal with – the page displays dozens of notifications on a regular basis, and it is known to promote schemes, fake products and services or other shady content. If your Web browsing sessions are being...

Ointended.pro

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Ointended.pro is a website that tries to hijack your browser notifications by using misleading prompts and fraudulent messages. Users are told that they need to click 'Allow' to continue browsing, but the button's true purpose is to subscribe to Ointended.pro's notifications. Of course, they will not be told about this, and users may subscribe to Ointended.pro's notifications accidentally. When this happens, users will start to see dozens of notifications in their browser regularly. Unsurprisingly, a website that uses fraudulent messages will not use your browser's features to deliver...

Ecosearch.club

Posted: August 31, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Ecosearch.club is a basic search engine that does not offer any unique or valuable features that may attract your attention. Usually, users would stay away from such search pages since they have no redeemable qualities when compared to high-profile search aggregators like Bing, Yahoo or Google. The catch about Ecosearch.club is that it may be brought to your Web browser by an unwanted piece of software that you have installed on accident. It appears that Ecosearch.club is being promoted via Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) that set Ecosearch.club the default new tab page or the search...
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