Tag Archives: malware

Hackers Love Healthcare, Voters Fall Prey to the Dark Web | Avast

Emotet malware becomes more versatile; mass harvests emails
Emotet malware, which is usually identified as a banking trojan, is now becoming more versatile and has created a new means for stealing victims’ emails, going back as far as six months. Th…

Hacker creates seven new variants of the Mirai botnet | Avast

In September 2016, Twitter, CNN, Spotify, and many others were knocked offline by the biggest DDoS attack in history. Today we know it by the name Mirai, but no one would have imagined at the time that this attack was coming from a herd of Internet of …

Android device firmware cheats Chinese ad networks | Avast

After publishing our story about pre-installed malware on Android devices, we continued to analyze the firmware images of cheap Android devices. It is a rather sad endeavour, as our statistics put pre-installed malware as one of the top infection vecto…

Avast pumps protection, performance, and privacy in 2019 | Avast

The tech world evolves. The ones who wear black hats get smarter, and the ones who wear white hats get even smarter. Using AI, machine learning, and the big data of our vast network, we’re proud to be forerunners in the latter category, staying a step …