Tag Archives: Cybercrime

US & UK issue security warning and tech giants join forces | Avast

US & UK on alert for possible cyberattack
On Monday, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the UK National Cyber Security Center issued a first-ever joint statement warning businesses and residents of both nations that a wide-scale …

It’s Phishing Season | Avast

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At this very moment, your inbox is teeming with them. Like an annual migration upriver, phishing emails swim their way into the inboxes of all Americans when tax season rolls around. Every January 1st through April 15th, cybercriminals blitz the public with their most clever deceits. They pose as someone you know or an institution you use, stating in an official-sounding way that “there’s a problem with your account, just click here to clean it up.” That’s their bait. It’s all decoy.

Avast Hack Chat looks at the hacks on Mr. Robot

Anyone interested in computer security and how it is circumvented, will certainly enjoy the hacking that takes place on USA Networks hit television show Mr. Robot. The show has been praised not only for its compelling story line but for its “accurate portrayal of cybersecurity and crime.” Every Wednesday night after the show airs, our […]

Weekend wrap-up: Cyber security news from Avast

Here’s your wrap up of security and privacy related news from the June 17 – 27 posts on the Avast blog:   It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and many people are going on or planning their vacation. Beware of fake vacation packages and beautiful rental properties that are not as they seem. These Vacation […]

Businessman hackers brought down in USA and Europe

Cybercrooks run their organizations like businesses these days. They have multinational offices, marketing departments, business development, and technical support teams. Maybe they also need some security…  Malware entrepreneur sentenced to 57 months in prison One such malware entrepreneur, Alex Yucel, sold malware through a website that he operated, to other hackers. The Blackshades malware allowed […]

Teenagers charged with cybercrimes

Forget about shoplifting or painting graffiti on the wall at midnight. Opportunistic teens are turning to cybercrime to get their kicks these days. A 14-year old boy in Florida was recently arrested and charged with a felony offense for unauthorized access against a computer system. The 8th grader said he was playing a prank on […]

Don’t take the bait: Beware of web attack techniques

When it comes to cybercrime, it’s always better to be in the know. Here are a few ways that web attacks can find their way onto your device. Don’t be fooled — most cybercrooks design attacks to  take place where you’d least expect it. Social engineering preys on human weakness “A lot of attacks are […]