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.
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New report reveals disturbing new trends in cyber crime, including a rise in social engineering attacks and a shift toward targeting individuals.
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.
The scam exploits human emotions and the innate desire to help others, amassing considerable sums of money from unsuspecting donors.
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.
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.