Hearing the word Virus is a frightening thing for internet users. By using the latest techniques and coding, hacking and cyber threats are becoming easier and more common. They can retrieve information from the system if they need to so easily.
However, most people never know that they are being hacked. This is because we are not aware of computer viruses currently appearing online in the internet world. And we don’t even realize the practices we must follow to stay safe and protected from virus threats.
So, in this article, we are going to talk about some of the most dangerous and newest computer viruses in 2020.
1. Gandcrab Ransomware
This is one of the most famous computer viruses. Gandcrab is the spread of ransomware via malvertisements, explicit websites, or spam emails, which redirect users to a Rig Exploit Kit Page or GrandSoft EK page. Through these pages, Gandcrab makes entries into user systems and devices.
Once the ransomware is active on the system, the ransomware starts collecting the user’s personal information such as username, keyboard type, antivirus presence, IP, OS version, current Windows version, etc. Gandcrab’s malicious computer virus made the next step based on the information gathered. After that it kills all tasks & processes running on the system so it can start encrypting data and files present on the system.
It then generates public and private keys on the user’s system, which are then passed to a C2 server hosted on the .bit domain. As soon as the key is sent, it starts the encryption process using the generated public key and adds a “.GDCB” extension to all the encrypted files. After that, it sends a file containing a ransom message on the user’s system in exchange for a decryption of their data.
2. Astaroth Trojan
This virus first appeared in 2017, this latest computer virus has targeted more than 8000 systems. It is used in spam campaigns throughout Europe and Brazil. This computer Trojan spreads via .7zip file attachments and malicious links. Astaroth Trojan targets antivirus tools to steal usernames and passwords.
GoBrut is the latest computer virus that is technically not advanced, but can slow down the Internet and caused damage to thousands of computers. This computer virus is based on Golang and uses brute force to spread itself on Windows and Linux machines. This malware can exploit a number of vulnerabilities, especially websites that still use weak passwords according to the target. Not only is the StealthWorker malware capable of updating itself.
4. Yatron Ransomware
A new ransomware-as-a-Service called Yatron is being promoted on Twitter. This computer virus functions like any other ransomware and encrypts targeted files. It spreads to other computers through the EternalBlue and DoublePulsar exploits. Not only that, this Yatron Ransomware Virus also tries to delete encrypted files if the victim fails to make a payment within 72 hours. Apart from exploiting the weakness of the computer, Yatron Ransomware will try to spread via P2P program by copying the ransomware executable to the default folder.
5. B0r0nt0k Ransomware
Recently a new computer virus known as B0r0nt0k ransomware appeared on February 25, 2019 encrypting files on Linux servers and adding an extension. Although cryptoransomware B0r0nt0k is designed for Linux systems and websites, it works like a computer virus designed for Windows.
In order to decrypt the files, the attacker demands 20 Bitcoin which must be paid within three days of the attack day. If they fail to pay, the attacker will permanently delete the data. In addition, this cryptovirus is considered dangerous because it can disable security tools.