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22 Apr 2021

Use of Stalkerware and Spyware Apps Increase by 93% since Lockdown Began in the UK

London, United Kingdom, April 22, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, reveals there has been a 93% increase in the use of spyware and stalkerware apps1 in the UK since lockdown measures were first introduced. In the past year, Avast has protected over 4,585 users in the UK from apps capable of spying, ...

21 Apr 2021

Cybersecurity leaders, Avast & Recorded Future, partner to enhance real-time threat intelligence reporting capabilities

Redwood City, California, United States, April 21, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced its partnership with one of the world’s largest providers of intelligence for enterprise security Recorded Future. Avast will deliver intelligence on common vulnerabilities and exploit prevalence (CVE) to ...

15 Apr 2021

Cybercrime is More of a Threat Than Community Based Crime say Over a Third of Neighbourhood Watch Members

London, United Kingdom, April 15, 2021 – Over a third (39%) of Neighbourhood Watch members in England and Wales believe cybercrime is now more of a threat than community based crime such as home burglary, according to research carried out on behalf of Cyberhood Watch, a joint initiative between Neighbourhood Watch and Avast. Members of the ...

14 Apr 2021

Avast Free Antivirus Wins PCMag Editors’ Choice Award for 2021

Redwood City, CA, April 14, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been awarded PCMag’s Editors’ Choice accolade. The consumer tech publication, a leading authority on technology which delivers independently tested reviews of the latest products and services, ...

13 Apr 2021

Avast Joins Microsoft MISA

London, United Kingdom, and Emeryville, CA - April 13, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions ...

24 Mar 2021

“Free trial” for Only $3,432 per Year: Avast Discovers new Fleeceware Apps on the Google Play and Apple App Stores

Prague, Czech Republic, March 24, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has discovered more than 200 new fleeceware applications on the Apple App Store and the Google PlayStore. The apps have been downloaded approximately one billion times and accrued over $400 million in revenue so far*. Avast has reported the ...

24 Mar 2021

Avast Appoints Trudy Cooke as General Counsel and Company Secretary

Prague, Czech Republic and London, United Kingdom, March 24, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced the appointment of Trudy Cooke to the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary, following approval by the Board. Trudy will be the principal source of legal advice to the Board and Management ...

16 Mar 2021

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo to Interview Ethical Hackers at SXSW 2021: Can Hacking Save Lives?

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 16, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today announced that its Chief Information Security Officer Jaya Baloo will be moderating a panel discussion titled, “Ethics of Hacking: Doing Good with Security Skills” at the virtual SXSW Interactive Conference 2021. The session ...

08 Mar 2021

Smith Micro Software & Avast Announce Purchase Agreement; Enter into Strategic Partnership

PITTSBURGH, PA, USA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 08, 2021 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (the “Company” or “Smith Micro”) (NASDAQ: SMSI) and Avast plc (“Avast”) (LSE: AVST) today announced a definitive agreement under which Smith Micro will acquire Avast’s Family Safety Mobile Business. The acquisition encompasses Avast’s portfolio of mobile ...

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