Avast researchers have observed a significant increase in blocked URL attacks on match days as viewers search for free streaming platforms.
The Avast Q1 2023 Threat Report reveals a 40% increase in phishing attempts and new malware distribution tactics that exploit trust in established brands like Microsoft and Adobe.
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.
The group's most successful attacks leave sites down for several hours to a few days.
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.
This attack fits into a wider trend of governments targeting journalists worldwide.
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.
Users who download cracked software risk sensitive personal data being stolen by hackers.