How to protect your Android device from a ransomware attack | Avast

Ransomware attacks have become one the top security threats facing individuals and corporations alike. Although most of these attacks are still aimed at PCs, another popular target has emerged: Android-based mobile devices. According to ransomware experts here at Avast, Android ransomware saw an increase in Q3’17 YoY of 72% and an even higher increase in Q4’17 YoY of 116%, as several high-profile attacks made the rounds.

Avast at RSA: What an amazing week | Avast

This year’s RSA Conference drew attendees from all over the world to San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week to learn the latest on cyberthreats, vulnerabilities, and security products. The event consisted of more than 550 sessions, which covered everything from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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 cyberattack could be imminent.

Is Your Business Vulnerable to a Cyberattack? | Avast Business

It seems like every other day we hear another story about a massive data and security breach at a major corporation or public institution. If you own a small to medium-sized business (SMB), perhaps you think that these types of threats don’t concern you — that your company is too small for anyone to notice or bother with a cyberattack.

What to do when faced with large-scale cyberattacks

So you’ve heard there could be a big cyberattack coming…

Perhaps you’ve turned on the news and caught wind of warnings about, umh, some countries allegedly trying to mess with other countries’ cyber networks and infrastructure — even private homes. And now you’re worried. What does this mean? Will my devices stop working? Is my internet safe? What do I do?

Recent findings from CCleaner APT investigation reveal that attackers entered the Piriform network via TeamViewer | Avast

Today, I shared new findings from Avast’s continued investigations of the CCleaner APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) at RSA.

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