Misspelled Malwarebyte is a Ransomware

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Magicians are always coming up with new ways to trick people, and so are the hackers. And this time is no different. Hackers will do whatever they can to trick people into getting their login credentials, or try to lure them into a tempting offer, in which once they enter their details, will land the victim into trouble.

In the world of a hacker, there are many tools of trade, from viruses and Trojans, to malware and ransomware – and in when specifically talking about ransomware, confidence is the key. While your system’s screen is showing a wallpaper saying that your machine is locked, and that you have been hacked, it is likely to end with some asking of money.

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Image Source: Malware Hunter Team – A sample analysis of a code that has a typo of Malwarebyte and has Detox Cryptox Ransomware.

In the image above, we are looking at the analysis of a ransomware that cloaks itself under the banner Malwarebyte, without the ‘s’. As we can see, there are a few Detox Ransomware files that can be found in the script and they have all been made not to work. However, if you look closely, you might be able to see a small typing error – which is the fake version of MALWAREBYTES.

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Since the code in the image above is a sample, the code does not encrypt files or take any action to lock them. So, the best practice right now, is to go to the real website and get the real Malwarebytes product(s).

Source: Best Security Search

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