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Avast Threat Report Shows Rise Of AI In Cyberthreats And YouTube

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 8:59 am | Avast

Avast Threat Report shows nearly 90 percent of cyberthreats currently rely on human manipulation More >>

Avast: Fake E-shops Exploit Post-Christmas Sales

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 9:39 am | Avast

Researchers at Avast have found that more than 4,000 fake e-shops trying to exploit the post-Christmas sales and discount season. Avast, a leading digital security and privacy brand of Gen, has found the e-shops mimic well-known fashion brands such ... More >>

Avast Blocks All-Time High Of 1 Billion Unique Cyber Attacks Per Month

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:35 am | Avast

Latest Avast Threat Report Finds 50% Surge Fuelled by AI-Supported Finance and Dating Scams, Mobile Scams, Adware, Spyware and Malvertising More >>

New Findings From Avast: Your Next Online Dating Match Might Actually Be ChatGPT

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 6:02 pm | Avast

Researchers at Avast have uncovered a romance scam that utilizes ChatGPT to increase the believability of their online dating conversations. Ah, the world of online dating! Where else can you find a potential soulmate while lounging in your pyjamas? But ... More >>

Avast Threat Report: Cyberthreat Risks Reach Three-Year High

Friday, 11 August 2023, 10:41 am | Avast

Avast telemetry shows phishing and scams focused on human manipulation account for over 75% of all desktop detections Social engineering — the use of psychologically manipulating people into sharing personal information — is now the biggest threat ... More >>

Avast Launches Free Cybersecurity Training And Quiz To Help Small Businesses Stay Safe Online

Monday, 7 August 2023, 12:22 pm | Avast

Did you know that 60% of adults in New Zealand wish they knew more about how to spot or avoid phishing scams? Education and training are crucial components for SMBs to have a solid cybersecurity defence, especially for employees. Helping safeguard ... More >>

Avast: New Investment Scams Lure Victims On The Use Of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, 29 May 2023, 4:50 pm | Avast

Avast researchers have discovered a new type of scam that exploits the names and reputations of celebrities like entrepreneur Elon Musk to lure people into investing through a fake investment platform. The scammers lure their victims on the use of ... More >>

Scams Run High During Tax Time: Cyber Security Expert Warns New Zealanders Of Common Fraudster Tactics

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 11:09 am | Avast

Ahead of tax season, Avast , a leading digital security and privacy brand of Gen ™ (NASDAQ: GEN), is warning New Zealanders of increased scam activity as cybercriminals prey on taxpayers' vulnerability during a time when they are expecting their tax ... More >>

Warning: Scammers Look To Cash In On Devastating Floods

Wednesday, 1 February 2023, 1:20 pm | Avast

New Zealanders are being warned about fake charities and flood insurance scams, attempting to take advantage of New Zealanders’ generosity during this distressing time. Heavy rainfall continued to batter New Zealand’s north island, causing landslides, ... More >>

Scamdemic: Three In Five New Zealanders Experienced Spike In Scams In Past Year

Tuesday, 23 August 2022, 10:25 am | Avast

 Over a third (35%) of New Zealanders encounter scams on a weekly basis, according to research commissioned by Avast1, a global leader in digital security and privacy. The new research reveals the extent of the scamdemic currently facing ... More >>

The Cyber Security Attack Divide: Grandparents Targeted By Ransomware, Young Adults By TikTok Scams

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 3:36 pm | Avast

 New research from Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today revealed that older and younger generations are being targeted by different online threats based on the primary device that they use to go online. ... More >>

Avast Launches New Firewall Feature In Avast Free Antivirus

Monday, 17 January 2022, 8:18 pm | Avast

Avast enhances its award-winning free security and privacy protection to give people digital safety, freedom and confidence online January, 2022 – Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced an update to its Avast Free Antivirus ... More >>

Work From Home Trend And Crypto Hype To Be Exploited In 2022

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 10:57 am | Avast

Cybersecurity experts from Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy, foresee cybercriminals making advancements to ensure the effectiveness of ransomware, a continuation of cryptocurrency scams, heists, and crypto mining malware. Attacks ... More >>

Avast Steps Up To Protect Digital Freedom For All

Friday, 17 September 2021, 5:19 am | Avast

New mission to further digital rights and reset digital citizens’ relationship with the internet for a healthier online world; delivers new Avast One free protection platform for users worldwide September 16, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader ... More >>

Avast Cybersecurity Experts Predict COVID-19 Vaccination Scams, Deepfake Disinformation Campaigns For 2021

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:51 am | Avast

Cybersecurity experts at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, foresee more COVID-19 vaccination scams, abuse of weak home office infrastructures, enterprise VPN infrastructure and providers, and ransomware attacks ... More >>

Avast Launches All-new Mobile Browser With Complete Data Encryption

Monday, 27 April 2020, 4:33 pm | Avast

Avast’s privacy-first browser combines a built-in VPN with complete encryption to provide users with a fast, secure and private experience on mobile. Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has released an Android version of ... More >>

Adware Accounts For 72% Of All Mobile Malware

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 8:18 am | Avast

Avast Threat Labs intelligence shows the share of Android adware has risen by 38% in the last year Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has found that adware now accounts for the vast majority of Android mobile malware. ... More >>

Avast delivers enterprise-class network Security

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:31 am | Avast

October 1, 2019 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a leader in digital security products for business and consumers, today announced the launch of Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) to its channel partners. The cloud-based solution offers a global network of ... More >>

Avast discovers security flaws in GPS trackers

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6:06 pm | Avast

Digital security vendors Avast [LSE:AVST] have discovered serious security vulnerabilities in the T8 Mini GPS tracker and nearly 30 other models by the same manufacturer, Shenzhen i365 Tech . Marketed to keep kids, seniors, pets, and even possessions safe, instead ... More >>




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