UltimaSMS: A widespread premium SMS scam on the Google Play Store

A fake photo editor, camera filter, games and other apps promoted via Instagram and TikTok channels

25 Oct 2021 min read

Gamers beware: Malware and malicious cracked games pose risks

These latest threats serve as a reminder that gamers, their accounts, and their in-game goods are lucrative targets for malware authors

22 Oct 2021 min read

How do you steal millions in crypto? Easy — use copy and paste

As it turns out, this simple trick can yield malware authors a lot of cryptocurrency

12 Oct 2021 min read

Investigating tech support fraud

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

29 Jun 2021 min read

Can you spot a deceptive installer?

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

22 Apr 2021 min read

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

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

24 Mar 2021 min read

Avast researchers identify OnionCrypter, a key malware component since 2016

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

17 Mar 2021 min read

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

The Ursnif banking Trojan has hit over 100 Italian banks

2 Mar 2021 min read

Watch out for sextortion email scams

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

17 Feb 2021 min read