Chuk Ransomware

Posted: September 15, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Chuk Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the Dharma Ransomware family, a long-known Ransomware-as-a-Service. The Chuk Ransomware infection methods may use brute-force attacks, torrents, or e-mail attachments, after which the threat blocks digital media files and holds them for ransom. Appropriate backup protocols will deflect most of the dangers from infections, and worthwhile anti-malware tools can remove the Chuk Ransomware. As Trojans families rise and fail, some entities in the threat landscape maintain overall longevity that's unmistakable....

Hbdalna Ransomware

Posted: September 15, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Hbdalna Ransomware is a file-locker Trojan from the family of the Snatch Ransomware. The Hbdalna Ransomware may reboot the computer into Safe Mode before blocking media files with secure encryption and holding them for ransom. Users should protect themselves with both backups and anti-malware utilities for enabling the prompt removal of the Hbdalna Ransomware. The Snatch Ransomware 's file-locking Trojan family intends to leave an impression in 2020, with new variants and campaigns appearing regularly. Although most of these new versions have yet-to-be-examined infection...

Humourned.club

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
If you run into a website that tells you to 'Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot,' you should not accept this offer. This fraudulent message is part of a new online tactic that aims to hijack your browser notifications. Thankfully, even falling for this trick will not have harmful consequences – the worst that Humourned.club can do is to deliver tons of paid advertisements that will be displayed via your browser's push notifications. While this is not unsafe, it is extremely intrusive, and you should take the required steps to stop this from happening. Online con artists...

Allwownewz.com

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Allwownewz.com is a page that may display misleading prompts and messages telling you to click 'Allow' to continue browsing and play a video. Users often may encounter Allwownewz.com's prompts while trying to find online sports streams or pirated movies and TV series. Despite what Allwownewz.com tells you, you can rest assured that clicking the 'Allow' button is not needed to play any video. If you follow this instruction, you will enable Allwownewz.com to deliver notifications to your Web browse unknowingly. While granting Allwownewz.com the ability to display notifications is not a...

Aberringser.club

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The Internet is being used to run tactics that may sometimes lead to terrible consequences, such as having your personal or payment information collected. However, the tactic we are discussing in this post is much less problematic – it is used to gain permission to deliver advertisements in your Web browser. The tactic is executed with the use of a fake website like Aberringser.club – they tell visitors to click 'Allow' to confirm that they are not a robot or pass a 'human verification' check. However, Aberringser.club does not host such content and, instead, following the website's...

Drinkledyhi.club

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Drinkledyhi.club is a misleading website that displays fake messages telling visitors to confirm their identity by clicking 'Allow.' Such 'anti-robot' checks are common on the Internet nowadays, and many users are unlikely to think twice about following Drinkledyhi.club's instructions. However, this is what the website's creators rely on exactly. As soon as the visitors click 'Allow,' they will end up subscribing to the page's notifications. When this happens, they will begin to see regular browser notifications coming from Drinkledyhi.club. These are used to promote advertisements of all...

'YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK' Email Scam

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Con artists have no shame when it comes to running online tactics – they will not hesitate to accusing you of cheating, watching pornography, or even lie by telling you that you have been framed as the person behind a crime. Needless to say, receiving such a fake message in your email inbox can be a very scary experience, especially if you are relatively new to the Internet and not familiar with the cons of this sort. One of the latest and bold online tactics is the 'YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK' email scam. Its recipients are told that the senders are owners of a Dark Web-hosted website and are...

Blm Ransomware

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The Blm Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that's part of the Dharma Ransomware's Ransomware-as-a-Service. Despite its name and referential e-mail address, it has no relationship with the Black Lives Matter political movement. Users can best protect any files from these attacks by saving backups to secure locations and having their anti-malware products up-to-date to flag and remove the Blm Ransomware. News, fads, and popular media themes, in the political sphere and outside of it, are cultural touchstones that Trojans and their threat actors can appropriate, just as much as anyone...

ZShlayer

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Mac Malware
ZShlayer is an updated variant of Shlayer, a Trojan downloader that usually installs adware in macOS systems. It may use fake software updates or cracks for distributing itself to users who download it unknowingly, along with heavy obfuscation for avoiding detection. Well-updated anti-malware services compatible with macOS should remove ZShlayer, which malware experts recommend for general-purpose security. Shlayer  is a long-known part of the threat landscape for macOS users, with seemingly-minor 'nuisance' functions related to installing programs that display advertisements, and...

Aobo Keylogger

Posted: September 14, 2020 | Category: Keyloggers, Mac Malware | Threat Level: 8/10
The Aobo Keylogger is a threatening piece of software whose authors are trying to sell it as a legitimate product to monitor kids or employees who use a Mac system. The threat, also known as the Aobo Mac Keylogger, is able to record the keystrokes that the victim types and stores them in a log file that will be sent via email or FT periodically. Apart from recording keystrokes, the Aobo Keylogger possesses some other features that make it extra threatening: Grab screenshots of the desktop or currently active window at specific intervals. Log Web browsing history and chats....

Democracks.club

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The name of the site Democracks.club suggests that it may be used to host various cracks for popular software and games. However, users who are interested in discovering such illicit content may end up being involved in a low-level scheme that has one goal – to hijack their browser notifications. Democracks.club uses a fake prompt to trick users into thinking that they have to ratify that they are not machines by clicking 'Allow.' Performing this action will result in something different entirely – you will end up permitting Democracks.club to abuse your browser notifications. Needless to...

Seemendy.club

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Online con artists are using hundreds of unique websites to execute a scheme that aims to hijack your Web browser notifications. We advise our readers to be careful whenever they see a browser pop-up or message asking them to click 'Allow' to: Confirm that they are not a robot. Continue browsing. Close a tab. Play media. Complete a 'human verification' check. These are just some of the fake prompts that con artist may use to trick you into subscribing to the notifications of shady Web pages like Seemendy.club. This website, in particular, uses the message 'Click...

Hdnewfilm.ru

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
Hdnewfilm.ru is a fake website set up to lure in users who are looking for pirated streams of movies and TV series. When users open Hdnewfilm.ru, they will see a video player with an active loading animation, therefore tricking users into believing that the movie they want to see is being loaded. The website then displays a prompt, which says that the users should click 'Allow' to enable video playback – this seamlessly innocent request may lead to some unwanted consequences if you end up accepting it. By clicking the 'Allow' button, users will subscribe to Hdnewfilm.ru's push...

MovieBoxSearch

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
MovieBoxSearch is a browser add-on that may be found by users who are looking for ways to discover streaming movies online or receive updates about the latest news from the world of Hollywood. However, MovieBoxSearch's promises to provide you with great content related to the movie scene is fake. This add-on does not have redeemable and useful features and, instead, MovieBoxSearch wants to generate traffic for the search engine found on Feed.movieboxsearch.com and Portal.movieboxsearch.com. These pages will be set as the default browser search aggregator and new tab page, therefore ensuring...

SportsSearcher

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SportsSearcher is a browser extension that may be advertised online as a great way to gain access to sports news and events. However, installing SportsSearcher will bring unwanted changes to the way your Web browser operates. Instead of being helpful, this add-on focuses on promoting the pages located at Feed.sports-searcher.com and Portal.sports-searcher.com. They will be set as the default search engine and new tab page of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users. SportsSearcher is detected as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by PC security products, so you shouldn't be bothered by...

Comet Search

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
The Comet Search is a dubious browser extension whose installation is usually accompanied by intrusive and unwanted changes to your browser's configuration. This software is regarded a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). You are likely to be warned about it if you are using an up-to-date computer security application. Installing the Comet Search is not a major issue since the changes it brings are not a major problem. The PUP changes your search settings to Feed.cometsearch.info and replaces the browser's new tab with Portal.cometsearch.info. This website works like a basic search engine...

BD Ransomware

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Ransomware
The BD Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that can block media on your computer by encrypting it. This attack targets documents, pictures, and similar content for holding for ransom. Appropriate backups often are the only viable recovery method afterward, although anti-malware products should remove the BD Ransomware before it starts encrypting anything. The occasional attack by a file-locking Trojan that's an independent project serves as a reminder that Ransomware-as-a-Services aren't the only forces still using encryption attacks for making money. In the former category, a minor...

CDRThief

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Malware | Threat Level: 6/10
A new and unknown malware piece has been identified on Linux systems used to operate Voice-over-IP (VoIP) switches. According to cybersecurity experts, the threatening implant's primary purpose is to extract metadata related to phone calls that have been routed through the infected switch. However, it is still too early to say who could be behind this attack, and how the threatening software was deployed to the targeted systems. The threat, dubbed CDRThief, is most likely to be used for telephony fraud or espionage. Cybersecurity experts are more inclined to believe that the CDRThief...

T-RAT Malware

Posted: September 11, 2020 | Category: Remote Administration Tools | Threat Level: 4/10
A new piece of malware is being promoted on hacking forums, and its creator is willing to sell it to other hackers who have some money to spend. The threat, dubbed the T-RAT Malware, is supposed to function as a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that packs loads of features that can be used without needing admin permissions. The threat also is advertised as being very small in size – the final executable is about 100KB in size. Last but not least, T-RAT Malware's author claims that customers will not need to worry about setting up a Command and Control server – the implant is able to extract data...

SearchBip

Posted: September 10, 2020 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
SearchBip is a browser add-on used to promote the search engine found at Searchbip.com. The extension may be advertised as a search-enhancing feature that may attract users' attention because of its promises of delivering great features to their Web browser. However, SearchBip's usefulness is very questionable – as soon as it is installed, it will replace your default new tab page and search engine with the website Searchbip.com. While this change is not unsafe, it may make it more difficult to navigate the Web efficiently since you will be forced to use an unknown website. Using...
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