Mario movie malware might maliciously mess with your machine

The promise of a free movie download led thousands of people into unintended malware.

18 Jul 2023 min read

Unmasking malicious extensions: Avast detects new threats on the Chrome Web Store

Avast discovered 32 malicious extensions with a whopping 75 million combined installs that were available on the Chrome Web Store.

2 Jun 2023 min read

The rise and fall of ransomware: Insights from Avast's Q1/2023 Threat Report

Ransomware has been a prominent threat in cybersecurity for more than a decade, but the rates of incidents are showing slight decline. The Avast Q1/2023 Threat Report examines why.

2 Jun 2023 min read

The rising trend of phishing on IPFS: What you need to know

By staying informed about potential threats and taking proactive measures to protect yourself, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of Web3 and IPFS while minimizing your risk of falling victim to phishing attacks.

24 May 2023 min read

Avast discovers and helps patch a major vulnerability

Avast researchers discovered a dangerous vulnerability in Microsoft software, then worked with Microsoft to rapidly patch it.

11 May 2023 min read

New data extortion email campaign copying ransomware gang techniques

All signs indicate that this is simply a scam to scare company decision makers into paying money to avoid further consequences.

4 Apr 2023 min read

Life finds a way: OneNote malware on the rise

Since macros from the internet have been blocked by default, we've seen different criminal groups trying out new malware delivery mechanisms.

3 Apr 2023 min read

New Instagram scam uses fake SHEIN gift cards as lure

There are constantly new scams similar to this one appearing on social media ⁠— fortunately, there are straightforward ways to steer clear of them. 

23 Mar 2023 min read

Amazon call scams are on the rise — here’s what you need to know

You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize these scams and keep your personal and financial information safe.

16 Mar 2023 min read

(Ab)using Adobe Acrobat Sign to distribute malware

What if an attacker could manage to make a well-known company distribute an email on their behalf?

15 Mar 2023 min read

Stalkerware has grown by 239% worldwide over the past three years

Stalkerware is often installed secretly on mobile phones by abusive spouses, ex-partners, and other close contacts to spy on their targets.

14 Mar 2023 min read

Is your online date Googling you?

Research related to online dating underscores the importance of conscious digital sharing.

14 Feb 2023 min read

Smishing: The elephant in the room

It's important to be vigilant and cautious when receiving text messages from unknown or unexpected sources.

10 Feb 2023 min read
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