Overall, the Threat Report found an increase in both human-centered and more technologically advanced scams across the board.
The hacker group targets a wide range of organizations, including courts, banks, educational institutions, government agencies, and transport services.
While these trends might seem scary, there are easy ways to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business.
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.
Avast is actively protecting its users from the campaign and has protected more than 10,000 users from the scam in August.
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.
The Lunar malware builders aren’t unique: There are many varieties of “grabber builders” available online.
Avast protected more than 165,000 people across the globe from this threat within a year.
Avast’s telemetry data confirms a significant increase in Emotet botnet infection attempts in March 2022.