Pro-Russian hackers are targeting infrastructure inside Ukraine and allied countries

The group's most successful attacks leave sites down for several hours to a few days.

8 Sep 2022 min read

Businesses’ Facebook accounts hacked to spread Redline Password Stealer malware

Hacked Facebook accounts belonging to a Brazilian ISP, Mexican sporting goods store, mountain tourism site from Slovakia, and a computer repair shop in the Philippines are spreading posts linking to malware to users around the world.

6 Sep 2022 min read

Fake Elon Musk TeslaCoin cryptocurrency investment scam costs victims at least $250

Avast is actively protecting its users from the campaign and has protected more than 10,000 users from the scam in August.

12 Aug 2022 min read

New Candiru attack targets journalists in the Middle East

This attack fits into a wider trend of governments targeting journalists worldwide.

28 Jul 2022 min read

'Cancer Girl' scam has stolen more than half a million dollars

Since learning of the Cancer Girl scam, Avast researchers have blocked all of the related domains that they were able to find and protected almost 1,000 users in just 48 hours.

26 Jul 2022 min read

Malware-as-a-service is spreading among teens

The Lunar malware builders aren’t unique: There are many varieties of “grabber builders” available online.

28 Jun 2022 min read

Crypto stealing campaign spread via fake cracked software

Users who download cracked software risk sensitive personal data being stolen by hackers.

8 Jun 2022 min read

SMSFactory Android Trojan producing high costs for victims

Avast protected more than 165,000 people across the globe from this threat within a year.

1 Jun 2022 min read

How Emotet flooded Japanese inboxes

Avast’s telemetry data confirms a significant increase in Emotet botnet infection attempts in March 2022.

27 Apr 2022 min read

Password stealer disguised as private Fortnite server spreading via Discord

Since the beginning of this year, Avast has protected more than 2,000 customers from this password stealer.

22 Mar 2022 min read

Pre-war spike in phishing attacks targeting infrastructure in Ukraine

It is evident that Ukrainian companies have not been spared when it comes to phishing attacks, and attackers are targeting local communication infrastructures, network providers, and other services.

14 Mar 2022 min read

DDoS hacktivism: A highly risky exercise

Ensuring your security while using these tools is difficult to achieve, and by participating in these actions, you risk your privacy.

4 Mar 2022 min read

Avast Threat Labs warns against joining in DDoS attacks in aid of Ukraine

"Simple tools" allow regular people to participate in DDoS attacks in aid of Ukraine. But these tools are not safe, say Avast Threat Labs researchers.

1 Mar 2022 min read