RATs, rootkits, and ransomware (oh my!)

Perturbing highlights from the latest Avast Threat Report indicate scammers aren’t just stealing from your computer—they’re working to take it over entirely.

27 Sep 2023 min read

Web-based adware's crafty games and how to sidestep them

Explore the deceptive world of web-based adware, from unexpected prize wins to alluring adult content traps. .

15 Aug 2023 min read

New report shows surprising shift in cyber crime

New report reveals disturbing new trends in cyber crime, including a rise in social engineering attacks and a shift toward targeting individuals.

10 Aug 2023 min read

Unmasking HotRat: The hidden dangers in your software downloads

Avast researchers have unmasked a sneaky little rat in illegal versions of cracked software. His name is HotRat and he's coming for your personal info.

19 Jul 2023 min read

Avast researchers uncover disturbing crowdfunding scheme

The scam exploits human emotions and the innate desire to help others, amassing considerable sums of money from unsuspecting donors. 

28 Jun 2023 min read

How to stay safe while streaming Champions League matches

Avast researchers have observed a significant increase in blocked URL attacks on match days as viewers search for free streaming platforms.

1 Jun 2023 min read

Scammers get sneaky: New malware distribution tactics revealed in Avast Threat Report

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.

5 May 2023 min read

Avast Threat Labs releases Q4 2022 Threat Report

Overall, the Threat Report found an increase in both human-centered and more technologically advanced scams across the board.

9 Feb 2023 min read

Beware of DDosia, a botnet created to facilitate DDoS attacks

The hacker group targets a wide range of organizations, including courts, banks, educational institutions, government agencies, and transport services.

16 Jan 2023 min read

3 major cybersecurity predictions for the new year

While these trends might seem scary, there are easy ways to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your business.

9 Dec 2022 min read

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
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