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29 Jul 2021

British Home PC Users Have a 23% Chance of Encountering Cyber Threats

London, United Kingdom, July 29th, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today revealed that the overall chance of home PC users encountering a cyber threat has increased worldwide year over year.  According to Avast’s latest Global PC Risk Report, in Britain, the likelihood of a home user encountering any type ...

21 Jul 2021

Avast and RiskIQ Form Threat Intelligence Partnership

London, United Kingdom, and Emeryville, CA, United States -  July 21, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, and RiskIQ, a leader in Internet Security Intelligence, today announced a threat intelligence partnership. Under the agreement, the companies will use their specific areas of expertise to develop combined ...

19 Jul 2021

New Cyberhood Watch Research Addresses Public Wi-Fi And Fake Hotspot Risks This Summer

London, United Kingdom, July, 19, 2021 – A new study from 16,000 households in the UK has found that six in ten Brits regularly use Public Wi-Fi, with over a quarter (28%) connecting to these unprotected networks despite feeling insecure and exposed and a further 23% willingly ignoring the risks in favour of convenience. The research, carried out ...

13 Jul 2021

Phishing Scams Take Advantage of Crypto Hype

Prague, Czech Republic, July 13, 2021 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has observed in the first six months of 2021 that cryptocurrency-focused phishing scams are more likely to appear in countries where cryptocurrency is rising in popularity. Avast’s threat labs researchers have intercepted and protected users ...

29 Jun 2021

Which UK region has been hit the hardest by cybercrime?

London and Wales most affected by cybercrime while the north of England reports significantly lower levels of victimisation Findings draw attention to a gap in cybercrime perception versus reality in the UK with several regions underestimating the actual levels of cybercrime London, United Kingdom, 29 June, 2021 – Findings from an academic study ...

25 Jun 2021

Cryptominer Malware Hidden Inside Online Games Infected Over 222,000 Systems Worldwide

Prague, Czech Republic, June 25, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has reported a new Monero crypto-miner malware, Crackonosh, that has been circulating since at least June 2018 and has yielded over 2 million USD in revenue for its creators from over 222,000 infected systems worldwide. Crackonosh searches ...

17 Jun 2021

Vince Steckler, 1958 - 2021

Prague, Czech Republic, London, U.K. and Emeryville, California, U.S., June 17, 2021 - Avast today announced that its former CEO, Vince Steckler, passed away in a tragic car accident in Irvine, California, on June 15, 2021, at the age of 62.  Vince Steckler joined as CEO of the Czech company in 2009 and stayed for over a decade at the helm during ...

16 Jun 2021

Avast Reports Continued Dominance of Adware Among Android Threats

Prague, Czech Republic, June 16, 2021 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has reported that in 2021, adware continues to be the most significant threat on Android phones and tablets, with 45% of mobile threats being adware in the first five months of the year. Fake apps came in second at 16%, and banking Trojans ...

16 Jun 2021

Avast Bolsters Expertise in Identity and M&A with Two New Appointments

London, United Kingdom, June 16, 2021 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced the creation of two new roles key to advancing its business strategy in Identity and Corporate Development. Charles Walton joins Avast to lead the development of Avast’s identity strategy in the role of Senior Vice President & ...