Threat Research

Zepto ransomware now introduces new features to better encrypt your files

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


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

18 July 2016 min read

Tools deliver false promises to YouTubers and Gamers


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]


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


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!!!”


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


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Knock-off FIFA apps on Google Play


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


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


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


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


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


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

6 April 2016 min read