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08 Jul 2020

51% increase in the use of online spying and stalking apps during lockdown

Redwood City, CA - July 8, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has found that there has been a 51% increase in the use of spy- and stalkerware since the lockdown in March until June in comparison to January and February 2020. In the US, since March, Avast has protected over 3,500 users from apps ...

30 Jun 2020

Avast Global PC Risk Report 2020 Shows a 27% Increase in the Risk of PC Users Encountering Cyber Threats

Redwood City, California, United States, June 30, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today revealed that the overall chance of home users encountering a cyberthreat has increased, worldwide. According to the Avast Global PC Risk Report 2020, home users have a 25.6% chance of encountering any type of ...

23 Jun 2020

Avast to Present 5G Smart Home Security Solution to Reduce Attack Surfaces at Hotedge ‘20

Redwood City, California, June 23, 2020 – Armin Wasicek, Senior Data Scientist at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, will present research he conducted with Amr Osman, Stefan Köpsell, researchers from Germany’s Technical University of Dresden, and Thorsten Stufe, researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of ...

23 Jun 2020

Avast Reports HiddenAds Adware Campaign in 47 Apps Disguised as Games on the Google Play Store

Prague, Czech Republic, June 23, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered and reported 47 gaming apps to Google. Currently, 17 of the apps are still available on the Google Play Store, but Google’s investigations into the apps are ongoing. The apps, which were available in the Play Store are ...

22 Jun 2020

Admission to FTSE 100

Avast Plc (“Avast”), a global leader in digital security products, is pleased to announce its maiden admission to the FTSE 100 index, effective today.  Avast joined the London Stock Exchange in May 2018 and became a constituent of the FTSE 250 in 2018. Admission to the FTSE 100 follows the June 2020 review by FTSE Russell.  Ondrej Vlcek, CEO of ...

17 Jun 2020

Avast appoints Nick Viney to lead its worldwide Telco, IoT and Family security business

Redwood City, California, June 17, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has appointed Nick Viney as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its Telco, Internet of Things (IoT) and Family business unit. In his role, Nick will oversee Avast’s global strategy for the business unit and will lead the ...

16 Jun 2020

Avast Enables Users to Gain Control of Personal Data with Launch of BreachGuard

Redwood City, California - June 16, 2020 - Avast (AVST:LSE), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced the launch of its new privacy product, Avast BreachGuard, which is designed to give people control over their personal data that resides on the internet. Avast BreachGuard detects and notifies users of data breaches affecting their ...

03 Jun 2020

Fraudulent iOS VPN Apps Attempt to Scam Users

Prague, Czech Republic, June 3, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has discovered and reported three apps to Apple’s App Store, which  overcharge users, do not provide the services they promote and appear to be “fleeceware”. The apps are available on the Apple App Store as Beetle VPN, Buckler VPN, ...

20 May 2020

Avast Analyzes GhostDNS Exploit Kit Source Code Used to Attack Brazilian Routers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 20, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, gained access to and analyzed the source code of the GhostDNS Exploit Kit. The exploit kit has been used to infect routers in Brazil, and carries out cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks to change router DNS settings, sending ...

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