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Locky ransomware is far from dead

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

Andromeda distributors craft new strategies for attacks

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Most of popular botnet Andromeda’s distribution channels have been discovered and analyzed by antivirus vendors.

10 May 2016 min read

Android Banker Trojan preys on credit card information

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Most of today’s malware authors create malware for one of two reasons: either to make money or to steal valuable data.

5 May 2016 min read

New fresh phishing campaign hits Facebook

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Cybercriminals are using Facebook’s app platform to display a phishing page under the legitimate Facebook domain and TLS certificate.

3 May 2016 min read

Andromeda under the microscope

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Andromeda is one of the longest running and most prevalent malware families to have existed.

6 April 2016 min read

WordPress and Joomla websites get hacked with fake jQuery

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Hackers use the popular jQuery JavaScript library to inject malicious code into websites powered by WordPress and Joomla.

30 March 2016 min read

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Locky’s JavaScript downloader

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Locky is a considerable security threat that is now widely spread.

18 March 2016 min read

A closer look at the Locky ransomware

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A deep and technical look into the latest ransomware called Locky.

10 March 2016 min read

In search of the perfect instruction

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In search of the perfect instruction

16 February 2016 min read

Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm

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Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm

3 February 2016 min read

DroidJack isn’t the only spying software out there: Avast discovers OmniRat

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OmniRat is currently being used and spread by criminals to gain full remote control of devices.

4 November 2015 min read

Avast at Virus Bulletin Conference 2015

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Avast at Virus Bulletin Conference 2015

2 October 2015 min read