Avast thwarts 10 billion cyber attacks, reveals new threats
Avast blocks 10 billion cyber threats, highlighting an alarming surge in new threats as cyber attackers find innovative ways to exploit trusted digital mediums.
Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
Over 4,000 fraudulent e-shops mimic post-Christmas sales
Fraudulent e-shops imitating popular fashion brands have exploited post-Christmas sales to steal personal and payment data from unsuspecting shoppers.
Avast warns of AI-driven scams in Q3 Threat Report ahead of holiday season
Avast's Q3 Threat Report reveals a surge in cyber threats, including adware, spyware, finance scams and AI-driven dating scams, during the holiday season.
Gen supports cyber safety for small businesses through the Avast business portfolio
The Gen portfolio of solutions for small businesses will help small businesses and scale to stay ahead of the latest cyber threats.
Cyber threat risks reach three-year high – Avast
Avast telemetry shows phishing and scams focused on human manipulation account for over 75% of all desktop detections.
Social engineering biggest threat to online safety - Avast
The Avast Q2 Threat Report found that over 75% of all threat detections on desktops were attributed to scams, phishing, and malvertising.
Avast launches free cybersecurity training for SMBs
Avast has launched a free Cybersecurity Training Quiz for SMBs, aiming to educate employees about online threats.
Criminals preying on generosity to steal donations: Avast
Avast researchers have identified a video campaign from an organisation claiming to be collecting money for sick children, which are actually scam sites.
Phishing preys on known brands such as Microsoft and Adobe - report
Overall, two out of three threats people encounter online today use social engineering techniques, taking advantage of human weaknesses, the report finds.
Avast uncovers new scam scaring employees into paying big
New scam impersonating ransomware gangs threatens to sell stolen company data if employees don't respond, warns Avast.
Rapid7 appoints Jaya Baloo as Chief Security Officer
Jaya Baloo was appointed as the Chief Security Officer of Rapid7, bringing over 20 years of experience in Information Security to the role.
Increased risk for detrimental damage caused by ransomware gangs
There is an increased risk of ransomware attacks in 2023 threatening to leak people's and businesses’ valuable data if ransom demands aren’t paid.
Norton LifeLock now Gen Digital after Avast merger
Norton LifeLock rebrands to Gen Digital Inc after its merger with Avast, aiming to pioneer digital empowerment.
Cybergangs are recruiting and rewarding supporters
Cyber gangs are enlisting and rewarding supporters, says Avast report, revealing an increase in PC adware and Raccoon Stealer activity.
3 in 5 New Zealanders report spike in attempted scams
More than a third (35%) of New Zealanders encounter scams on a weekly basis, according to research commissioned by Avast.
Avast reveals zero-day exploits targeting Chrome and Microsoft
Avast, released its Q2/2022 Threat Report today, revealing a significant increase in global ransomware attacks, up 24% from Q1/2022.
Avast One extends protection with Online Safety Score
Avast One has extended its cross-platform support by adding its Online Safety Score feature to both the Mac and iOS platforms of Avast One.
Cybersecurity disconnect between digitally free and unfree countries
People in countries with more digital freedom face fewer cybersecurity risks and stronger privacy regulations.
Minors using Discord servers to spread malware for cash
Online community of minors found creating and spreading malware, using dedicated Discord servers as discussion boards, according to Avast.
NZ Windows users at risk of devastating cyber attacks
New Zealand businesses face devastating cyber attacks, with a 14.22% chance of encountering a threat, warns Avast's 2021 Global PC Risk Report.
Avast acquires SecureKey, extends digital identity security
Avast acquires digital identity provider SecureKey Technologies to simplify consumer access to online services.
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
Older people targeted by ransomware while young adults fall for TikTok scams
New research by Avast shows that different generations in New Zealand are targeted by different online threats based on their primary device.