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What kind of websiteis cleardating[.]top?

Cleardating[.]top is an untrustworthy page that displays deceptive content as a lure to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it. Also, cleardating[.]top redirects to similar websites. We discovered cleardating[.]top while examining sites that use shady advertising networks. Ads

What kind of page is myadvastudio[.]com?

While investigating questionable websites, our research team found the myadvastudio[.]com rogue page. It operates by promoting browser notification spam. Additionally, this webpage can redirect visitors elsewhere (likely untrustworthy/harmful) sites.

Users typically enter pages like myadvastudio[.]com via redirects caused by websites that use rogue advertising networks.

ZFX Ransomware

What kind of malware is ZFX?

ZFX is ransomware - a type of malicious software that encrypts files. Our malware researchers discovered ZFX while checking the VirusTotal for recently submitted malware samples. In addition to encrypting data, ZFX modifies filenames, changes the desktop wallpaper, and drops the "+README-WARNING+.txt" file (a ransom note).

ZFX appends a string of random characters, email address, and the ".ZFX" extension to filenames. For instance, it renames "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.[2AF20FA3].[].ZFX", "2.png" to "2.png.[2AF20FA3].[].ZFX", and so forth. ZFX is part of the Makop ransomware family.

SearchIT New Tab Browser Hijacker

What is SearchIT New Tab?

While researching dubious websites, our researchers found a page endorsing a browser extension called SearchIT New Tab. After inspecting this piece of software, we determined that it is a browser hijacker. SearchIT New Tab alters browser settings to promote the fake search engine. Ads

What kind of website is advaguru[.]com?

We examined advaguru[.]com and learned that it displays a misleading message to lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Additionally, advaguru[.]com redirects to one or more similar pages. This website was discovered by our team during an inspection of sites that use rogue ad networks.

Upgrade Zimbra Account Email Scam

What kind of email is "Upgrade Zimbra Account"?

Our inspection of the "Upgrade Zimbra Account" email revealed that it is spam. The fake letter urges the recipient to update their Zimbra email account so as to prevent it from being shut down. This spam email promotes a phishing website disguised as the Zimbra sign-in page. Ads

What kind of page is legivenestatery[.]com?

We have examined legivenestatery[.]com and learned that the purpose of this site is to lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. We discovered legivenestatery[.]com while inspecting pages that use shady advertising networks. Users do not visit pages legivenestatery[.]com on purpose. Ads

What kind of page is topadvshop[.]com?

While reviewing topadvshop[.]com, we found that this page displays a deceptive message to trick visitors into agreeing to receive its notifications. Also, topadvshop[.]com redirects to other shady websites. Thus, topadvshop[.]com cannot be trusted (and it should not be allowed to show notifications).

Donation From Lottery Winner Email Scam

What kind of scam is "Donation From Lottery Winner"?

After reviewing this email, we found that it was sent by scammers who aim to extort money and (or) information from recipients. It is disguised as a letter from someone who supposedly won a lottery and is willing to share the prize with others. Recipients should ignore this scam email.

Assm Ransomware

What kind of malware is Assm?

Assm is ransomware that prevents victims from accessing data by encrypting it. Also, Assm renames files by appending its extension (".assm") to filenames and drops its ransom note ("_readme.txt"). Our team discovered Assm while examining malware samples submitted to VirusTotal.

Additionally, we found that Assm belongs to the Djvu ransomware family. It is known that threat actors often distribute these ransomware variants alongside information stealers like RedLine and Vidar. An example of how Assm renames files: it changes "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.assm", "2.png" to "2.png.assm", and so forth.


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