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Investigation of regular high load on unused machines every 7 hours

Regular high load every 7 hours: Finding out how Linux measures load value.

8 November 2016 min read

Hucky ransomware: A Hungarian Locky wannabe

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Avast Threat Labs has discovered a new Hungarian ransomware sample that is imitating Locky.

25 October 2016 min read

Malware posing as dual instance app steals users’ Twitter credentials

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By installing a piece of newly discovered malware, you can download multiple instances of Twitter’s authentic application on your devices – at a price.

19 October 2016 min read

Inside Petya and Mischa ransomware

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The Avast Threat Intelligence team takes a deeper look into the double ransomware, Petya and Mischa.

20 September 2016 min read

Zepto ransomware now introduces new features to better encrypt your files

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The Threat Intelligence team takes a closer look at the new Zepto (ransomware) variant.

8 September 2016 min read

The evolution of the Retefe banking Trojan

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The Retefe Trojan is now also targeting Smile banking customers. The Trojan has evolved and includes new malicious components.

18 July 2016 min read

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Tools deliver false promises to YouTubers and Gamers

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Fake tools, that are actually malicious, promise more YouTube subscribers or gaming coins.

11 July 2016 min read

CyberCapture: Protection against zero-second attacks [infographic]

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CyberCapture isolates unknown files in a safe environment and establishes a 2-way communication channel with you and Avast’s team of expert security analysts.

23 June 2016 min read

Retefe banking Trojan targets UK banking customers

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Using fake certificates, the Trojan is designed to trick victims into giving up their login credentials and other sensitive information.

22 June 2016 min read

The newest phishing spam: “Security Alert!!!”

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A laughable fake Avast alert email tries to harvest email addresses via a spam message and leads to several malicious domains.

9 June 2016 min read

Knock-off FIFA apps on Google Play

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Avast Threat Lab found four fake FIFA football apps on the Google Play Store - just in time for the Copa America 2016 soccer tournament.

2 June 2016 min read

Locky ransomware is far from dead

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Locky is ransomware targeting PCs in small businesses. Avast detects and protects you from this ransomware. Read more about how it works.

19 May 2016 min read