Threat Research

Investigating tech support fraud

How to spot tech support fraud pages, realize you’re being targeted, and know what to do in these situations

Jun 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM min read
Threat Research

Can you spot a deceptive installer?

perex__ If a program costs something on a trusted site but is free somewhere else, there’s something suspicious going on

If a program costs something on a trusted site but is free somewhere else, there’s something suspicious going on

Apr 22, 2021 4:18:42 PM min read
Threat Research

How fleeceware apps have earned over $400 million on Android and iOS

perex__ Fleeceware scams promise free subscription trials but deliver costly charges to victims

Fleeceware scams promise free subscription trials but deliver costly charges to victims

Mar 24, 2021 1:00:36 PM min read
Threat Research

Avast researchers identify OnionCrypter, a key malware component since 2016

perex__ We've protected nearly 400,000 global Avast users from malware that makes use of OnionCrypter

We've protected nearly 400,000 global Avast users from malware that makes use of OnionCrypter

Mar 17, 2021 2:09:43 PM min read
business security

Avast researchers obtain Ursnif victim data: Reach out to help victims

perex__ {value=The Ursnif banking Trojan has hit over 100 Italian banks}

The Ursnif banking Trojan has hit over 100 Italian banks

Mar 2, 2021 2:00:00 PM min read
Threat Research

Watch out for sextortion email scams

perex__ {value=In January, Avast protected users from sextortion campaigns which could have resulted in over 500,000 incidents worldwide}

In January, Avast protected users from sextortion campaigns which could have resulted in over 500,000 incidents worldwide

Feb 17, 2021 3:10:03 PM min read

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