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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 ...

20 May 2020

CyberSec&AI Connected Assembles World-class AI and Cybersecurity Experts to Debate the Ethical Challenges of New Technology

Prague, Czech Republic, May 20, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), will host CyberSec&AI Connected on October 8, 2020, the second edition of its conference which took place in 2019 for the first time. Expanding on last year’s ...

14 May 2020

APT Group Planted Backdoors to Spy on Central Asian Companies and a Governmental Institution

Prague, Czech Republic, May 14, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, today released a joint analysis of an APT attack targeting Central Asian companies and institutions. Avast worked together with malware analysts from ESET to analyze samples used by an APT group to spy on a telecommunications company, ...

08 Apr 2020

Avast launches all-new mobile browser with complete data encryption

Redwood City, California, United States, April 8 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has released an Android version of Avast Secure Browser to extend its platform support beyond Windows and Mac on desktop to mobile. The introduction of a multi-platform browser is part of Avast’s ongoing focus to converge security and ...

10 Mar 2020

Adware accounts for 72% of all mobile malware

Prague, Czech Republic / Redwood City, California, March 10, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, has found that adware now accounts for the vast majority of Android mobile malware. Statistics gathered between October and December 2019 by Avast’s Threat Lab experts show that adware was responsible for 72% of all ...

09 Mar 2020

Avast Awarded “Top-Rated Product” by AV-Comparatives

Prague, Czech Republic / Redwood City, California, United States, March 9, 2020 – Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, today announced that Avast Free Antivirus has been recognized as one of the “Top-Rated Products” of 2019 by respected test lab, AV-Comparatives, surpassing many paid-for alternatives. ...

05 Mar 2020

Avast CISO Jaya Baloo to Speak at Nullcon

Prague, Czech Republic / Goa, India, March 5, 2020 – Jaya Baloo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in consumer cybersecurity products, will be speaking at Nullcon Goa 2020, in India, in a talk titled  “Become a CISO & live life in the fast lane”. Baloo will share her experience of Avast’s “Abiss” ...

14 Feb 2020

Precautions to Take to Safely Date Online

Redwood City, Calif. – February 14, 2020 - Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security products, provides tips on how to safely use online dating platforms. Valentine’s Day could trigger many to start searching online for that special someone. There are many benefits to online dating, such as pre-selecting possible dates while at home or ...

11 Feb 2020

Phishing sites go undetected by almost three quarters of consumers

London, UK, February 11, 2020 – Fake websites set up by cyber criminals to steal money or personal information are more convincing than ever, according to new research from Avast, a global leader in digital security products. The survey asked respondents to correctly identify the ‘phishing’ site from two seemingly identical screengrabs taken from ...

30 Jan 2020

Avast to Commence Wind Down of Subsidiary Jumpshot

Prague, Czech Republic, January 30, 2020 – Avast (LSE: AVST) – Avast today announced plans to terminate its provision of data to its subsidiary Jumpshot, Inc. and to commence a wind down of Jumpshot.  All Avast products’ core functionality will continue to perform as usual and users will see no change. “Avast’s core mission is to keep its users ...

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