Devos Ransomware

Posted: January 21, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Devos Ransomware is a cyber-threat, which serves only one purpose – to encrypt the data of its victims, and then ask them for money by promising to provide them with a decryption tool as soon as they pay the ransom fee. This threat is associated with a well-known ransomware family that has been around for over two years – the Phobos Ransomware . Unfortunately, just like its predecessor, the Devos Ransomware's encryption is impossible to decipher for free. To make sure that your files are safe from threats like this one, you should invest in a reputable anti-virus product, keep...

Centerplaceofupgrade.pro

Posted: January 21, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Centerplaceofupgrade.pro is a fraudulent page that Mac users are most likely to encounter since it aims to push fake Adobe Flash Player updates for Mac. However, it is possible that Windows users also may come across a variant of the Centerplaceofupgrade.pro page that promotes a Windows version of Adobe's infamous application. If you are not experienced in the cybersecurity field, then the first lesson you should learn is that fake Adobe Flash Player updates and downloads are among the most popular methods that Internet crooks use to distribute malware or Potentially Unwanted Programs...

Kodc Ransomware

Posted: January 20, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The STOP Ransomware's reign over the file-locker field continues in 2020 – the cybercriminals behind the infamous file-encryption Trojan project have released a new variant named Kodc Ransomware. This threat is able to encrypt a long list of file types, therefore ensuring that its victims will have plenty of reasons to consider paying the ransom fee that the attackers ask for. Just like other file-lockers, the Kodc Ransomware works by encrypting a large portion of files and then dropping an extortion note that tells victims that they will need to pay for a decryption service. The Kodc...

RagnarokCry Ransomware

Posted: January 20, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The RagnarokCry Ransomware is a relatively unpopular file-locker that was detected in the wild by anti-virus products recently. This threat does not seem to be based on any of the popular ransomware families, and it is possible that its authors might have developed it from scratch. While many projects of this sort are somewhat dysfunctional, the same cannot be said about the RagnarokCry Ransomware – it features a fully functional file-encryption mechanism, which guarantees that computers infected by this program will end with encrypted data on them. The purpose of the RagnarokCry...

'YOU ARE THE CHOSEN!' Pop-Ups

Posted: January 20, 2020 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'YOU ARE THE CHOSEN!' pop-ups are fraudulent messages that may appear on shady websites that users are likely to encounter when browsing pages linked to the propagation of dubious content such as adult sites, pirated media, pirated games/software, torrent trackers, etc. The pages that host the 'YOU ARE THE CHOSEN!' pop-ups may often say that the users have won an amazing reward, and they must follow the instructions to claim it. The page is often accompanied by a fake comment section, which contains reviews from previous winners, and, as you can probably guess, the reviews are flawless....

LALALA Infostealer

Posted: January 17, 2020 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
The LALALA Infostealer is a new hacking tool used by an unknown cybercrime group. The threatening program is being distributed via phishing emails that claim to contain an important document attachment – instead of a legitimate document, users who download the corrupted file may result in infecting their machines with a copy of the LALALA Infostealer. This threat is meant to work on the victim's machine silently and gather data from installed applications, and then transfer it to the attacker's Command and Control server. The first thing that the LALALA Infostealer does after being...

JhoneRAT

Posted: January 17, 2020 | Category: Remote Administration Tools | Threat Level: 4/10
The JhoneRAT is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that appears to have been developed from scratch, and its authors have not borrowed code from public RAT projects. The threat is written in the Python programming language, and its authors have opted to adopt a rather interesting technique to propagate the threatening application. They use the typical phishing emails accompanied by a corrupted email attachment that poses as an interesting document – in one of their emails, they claimed to have attached a list of leaked Facebook login credentials, while another email hosted a document that claimed...

Picocode Ransomware

Posted: January 17, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Picocode Ransomware is a new file-locker that is being spread online via fake download pages, phishing emails, pirated software, and other dubious digital content. Users who fall victim to the Picocode Ransomware attack may lose the ability to access their important files since their contents would be encrypted by the Picocode Ransomware's destructive file-encryption algorithm. Unfortunately, there is little users can do if the Picocode Ransomware has taken their files hostage- their only viable and safe data recovery option would be to restore the lost files from a recent backup. All...

Creditcable.info

Posted: January 17, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Creditcable.info is a dodgy website designed to hijack your Web browser's ability to display notifications, and then use this feature to flood you with advertisements for various products, services, websites, blogs, and other content that you might not be interested in. You are likely to encounter the Creditcable.info's fraudulent pop-ups while browsing dodgy websites such as the ones linked to the distribution of torrents, pirated media, pirated software, etc. The Creditcable.info may use different tricks to get users to allow the page to display notifications. It may: Tell the users...

PowerTrick

Posted: January 16, 2020 | Category: Backdoors | Threat Level: 6/10
PowerTrick is a new backdoor Trojan that Is developed and used by the TrickBot hackers, a group of cybercriminals who specialize in attacks against financial institutions. This threat is being used as a post-exploitation tool that allows hackers to have more control over compromised computers, as well as to attempt to penetrate the defenses of other computers on the same network. As usual, the hacking tools of the TrickBot group are designed to go after high-value targets, so they use state-of-the-art anti-debugging techniques and tricks to bypass advanced security measures....

Adhubllka Ransomware

Posted: January 16, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Adhubllka Ransomware s a file-locker that may be spread online via file types – its authors may choose to disguise it as a fake software update or download, a game crack or even as an important email attachment. The infection vectors they use are very diverse, and this is why it is important to adopt an all-in-one security solution that can keep you safe from the Adhubllka Ransomware and similar cyber-threats. Naturally, the best way to secure your computer is to invest in the services of a reputable anti-virus product that will scan all connections and files for harmful traits. Using...

Weather Forecaster

Posted: January 16, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Weather Forecaster is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), which is often installed as an attachment to two of the most popular Web browsers – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. As the name of the add-on suggests, it is meant to provide its users with reliable data and updates regarding the current weather conditions, as well as the weather forecast for the next few days or weeks. However, the data that the Weather Forecaster add-on uses is public, and it can be accessed without using a 3rd-party extension like this one. Another issue that users of the Weather Forecaster add-on may...

'Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!' Pop-Ups

Posted: January 16, 2020 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!' pop-ups are fraudulent browser messages that users may come across while browsing shady Web destinations such as websites that distribute adult videos, game cracks, pirated software or other illicit digital content. The 'Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!' pop-ups are designed to look like a legitimate virus scan from Windows Defender, and they inform the users that their computers have been infected with at least five viruses. The purpose of this fraudulent alert is to convince the users that they have to take immediate action by...

Faketoken

Posted: January 15, 2020 | Category: Trojans | Threat Level: 8/10
Faketoken is an old Android Trojan that has been around since 2017 – however, the project is still maintained today, and its authors release regular updates that allow Faketoken to evade security measures, as well as cause more problems for its victims. The most recent iterations of the Faketoken Trojan have features typical for mobile banking Trojans, as well as for spyware utilities. The threat is often being spread via phishing text messages that urge the smartphone's owner to download and run a harmful application. In other cases, copies of the Faketoken Trojan may be spread via...

5ss5c Ransomware

Posted: January 15, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Satan Ransomware is one of 2019's less popular ransomware families. However, it is still being used by some cybercriminals since it allows them to craft a file-encryption Trojan that has the ability to encrypt a wide variety of file formats quickly, and then extort their owner for money. One of the newest variants of the Satan Ransomware goes by the name '5ss5c Ransomware,' and it appears to have some interesting properties. If the 5ss5c Ransomware manages to penetrate a computer's defenses, it will launch a devastating attack whose end-goal is to encrypt the contents of commonly...

Horsedeal Ransomware

Posted: January 15, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Horsedeal Ransomware is a cyber-threat that does not have any unique features that would make it stand out among other file-lockers. However, it is still capable of causing a lot of damage to unprotected computer systems by encrypting the files stored on their hard drives. Of course, the authors of the Horsedeal Ransomware have not created this ransomware just to cause trouble – they also offer their victim a decryption service that can only be taken advantage of after paying a ransom fee. Threatening programs like the Horsedeal Ransomware are often spread via various malware...

Online TV Streamer

Posted: January 15, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Not all browser extensions are there to provide you with access to helpful features that aim to enhance your Web browsing sessions. Some of these add-ons may lie to their users by promising them great things. However, in reality, they plan to force their users to use a particular website on a daily basis, therefore boosting the ad revenue it is able to generate. A browser add-on that employs a strategy like this is the Online TV Streamer extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It promises to provide its users with access to free online TV streams. However, users who install it...

Oski Stealer

Posted: January 14, 2020 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 6/10
Oski Stealer is a new information stealer whose authors have opted to sell it on underground hacking forums. It appears that the threatening program is being advertised on several Russian forum boards, so it is safe to assume that its authors are of Russian origin. However, advertisements for Oski Stealer were found on some international hacking forums too, so Russian cybercriminals are not the only ones who will make use of the Oski Stealer's features certainly. Talking of features, this information stealer is able to extract a wide range of data from the computers it compromises....

'beatifulgirls@youknowmynameisbob.online' Ransomware

Posted: January 14, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
File-encryption Trojans are one of the most harmful cyber threats that you may encounter while browsing the Web. The purpose of these threatening applications is to encrypt your important files and then offer to provide you with an expensive data decryption tool. Cybersecurity researchers came across a new file-locker sample recently, and it has been given the name 'beatifulgirls@youknowmynameisbob.online' Ransomware because of the email its authors use for contact. The threat appears to use the same ransom note and file-encryption algorithm that another ransomware used in 2019 – the...

Watch Movies Live

Posted: January 14, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
Non-tech-savvy computer users often may be misled by fake extensions that promise to provide them with content that is otherwise difficult to access. This is the exact thing that the authors of the Watch Movies Live rely on – according to their add-on's name, its users should be able to find and watch movies online for free, completely. However, users who opt to install the Watch Movies Live extension may realize that they will not be getting access to such content quickly – instead, the only noticeable change that this extension makes is to replace the Web browser's default new tab page...
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