Threat Research

New fresh phishing campaign hits Facebook

Cybercriminals are using Facebook’s app platform to display a phishing page under the legitimate Facebook domain and TLS certificate.

Nov 30, 2016 3:01:51 PM min read

Knock-off FIFA apps on Google Play


Avast Threat Lab found four fake FIFA football apps on the Google Play Store - just in time for the Copa America 2016 soccer tournament.

Nov 30, 2016 3:00:38 PM min read

CyberCapture: Protection against zero-second attacks [infographic]


CyberCapture isolates unknown files in a safe environment and establishes a 2-way communication channel with you and Avast’s team of expert security analysts.

Nov 30, 2016 2:59:36 PM min read

The newest phishing spam: “Security Alert!!!”


A laughable fake Avast alert email tries to harvest email addresses via a spam message and leads to several malicious domains.

Nov 30, 2016 2:59:25 PM min read

Android Banker Trojan preys on credit card information


Most of today’s malware authors create malware for one of two reasons: either to make money or to steal valuable data.

Nov 30, 2016 2:56:52 PM min read

The evolution of the Retefe banking Trojan


The Retefe Trojan is now also targeting Smile banking customers. The Trojan has evolved and includes new malicious components.

Nov 30, 2016 2:51:09 PM min read


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Linux flaw puts 80% of Android devices at risk


A vulnerability thought to affect about 1.4 billion Android devices has been uncovered.

Nov 30, 2016 2:49:43 PM min read

Tools deliver false promises to YouTubers and Gamers


Fake tools, that are actually malicious, promise more YouTube subscribers or gaming coins.

Nov 30, 2016 2:37:45 PM min read