New Report Finds Shift in Cyber Crime | Avast

Something is changing in the world of cybersecurity. In the first half of 2023, Avast researchers observed a notable shift in threat trends. While traditional consumer-focused cyber threats experienced a slight decline, social engineering, and web-related threats, such as scams, phishing, and malvertising, surged dramatically. According to the Avast Q2 2023 Threat Report, these threats accounted for more than 75% of Avast’s overall detections on desktops during the quarter, with scams alone contributing to 51% of the total detections. 

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