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Instagram Password Hack Scam

Instagram password hacking virus removal guide

What is Instagram password hacking tool?

Cyber criminals attempt to trick users into installing malware on their computers in various ways. In most cases they disguise some malicious file or program as legitimate and hope that users will open, launch it. In this particular case cyber criminals claim that there is a tool which is capable of hacking Instagram accounts. Their main goal is to trick users into launching/executing an installer which supposed to install the aforementioned tool. Although, that installer is malicious/designed to infect operating systems with some malware.

   
Zmusic-online.com Ads

Zmusic-online[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is zmusic-online[.]com?

Sharing many similarities with routemob.comrministencew.clubnews-back.best and thousands of others, zmusic-online[.]com is a rogue website. It is designed to redirect visitors to other untrustworthy/malicious sites and/or provide questionable content. Most users access zmusic-online[.]com and pages akin to it, they get redirect to them by intrusive advert campaigns or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already installed onto the system. These apps do not need express user permission to infiltrate devices. PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive ad campaigns and collecting browsing-related information.

   
Routemob.com Ads

Routemob[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is routemob[.]com?

Routemob[.]com is designed to open questionable websites or to load shady content. There are is a great number of websites like routemob[.]com, some examples are rministencew[.]club, news-back[.]best and sombes[.]com. It is worthwhile to mention that users do not visit such pages intentionally, quite often they get opened by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Users do not download and install such apps intentionally either.

   
SD BIOSENSOR Email Virus

"SD BIOSENSOR Email Virus" removal guide

What is "SD BIOSENSOR Email Virus"?

"SD BIOSENSOR" is yet another Coronavirus/COVID-19 themed spam campaign. The term "spam campaign" is used to define a large scale operation, during which thousands of deceptive/scam emails are sent. The letters are disguised as mail from a legitimate global bio-diagnostic company - SD BIOSENSOR. These emails are presented as important orders concerning the pandemic. However, instead of containing this information, upon opening - the attached Excel file initiates download/installation of MassLogger malware.

   
Fob Ransomware

Fob ransomware removal instructions

What is Fob?

Fob is variant of WannaScream ransomware, this variant was discovered by Michael Gillespie. Fob encrypts victim's files, modifies their filenames, creates and displays a ransom note. It renames encrypted files by adding victim's ID and decrypt25@protonmail.com email address and appending the ".Fob" extension to their filenames. For example, it renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.[1E857D00[decrypt25@protonmail.com].Fob", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.[1E857D00[ decrypt25@protonmail.com].Fob", etc. It launches one a ransom note from the created "info.hta" file and creates another note in a text file named "ReadMe.txt".

   
2020 MASTERCARD USERS AWARD Email Scam

"2020 MASTERCARD USERS AWARD" removal guide

What is "2020 MASTERCARD USERS AWARD"?

Typically, scammers behind phishing emails seek to trick recipients into providing them various personal information, for example, passwords (login credentials), credit card details and/or transferring them a certain amount of money. Scammers send this particular email with a purpose to deceive recipients into believing that their email was selected as a winner of some 2020 MASTERCARD USERS AWARD lottery.

   
GraceWire Trojan

GraceWire virus removal guide

What is the GraceWire trojan?

GraceWire is malicious program, classified as an information-stealing trojan (stealer). Malware within this classification targets a wide variety of data and can cause especially severe issues. GraceWire has been observed being proliferated through a malicious website, which requests users to complete CAPTCHA to verify that they are not a robot. When this is done, the site downloads a virulent Excel spreadsheet that upon opening initiates the infection process of GraceWire.

   
FRAT Malware

FRAT virus removal guide

What is FRAT?

FRAT is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), a type of malware that allows cyber criminals behind it to monitor and control the infected computer. As a rule, users install RATs on their computers without knowing about it. Typically, such malware is used to infect computers with some other software of this kind and/or steal sensitive information, files that could be misused for malicious purposes. Research shows that FRAT collects information by using Node.js, Sails, and Socket.IO.

   
Moba Ransomware

Moba ransomware removal instructions

What is Moba ransomware?

Moba is a piece of malicious software, belonging to the Djvu ransomware family. Systems infected with this malware have their data encrypted and receive ransom demands for the decryption tools/software. During the encryption process, files are appended with the ".moba" extension. To elaborate, following encryption - a file originally named something like "1.jpg" would appear as "1.jpg.moba", and so on for all of the affected files. After this process is complete, a ransom note - "_readme.txt" is dropped into compromised folders.

   
Pykw Ransomware

Pykw ransomware removal instructions

What is Pykw?

Pykw encrypts files, appends its extension to every encrypted file and creates a ransom note. It renames a file named "1.jpg" to "1.jpg.pykw", "2.jpg" to "2.jpg.pykw", and so on. Instructions on how to contact cyber criminals behind Pykw are provided in the "_readme.txt" text file, this ransomware drops it in every folder that contains encrypted data. Pykw belongs to the the ransomware family called Djvu.

   

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