Avast Blocks All-Time High of 1 Billion Unique Cyber Attacks Per Month
Latest Avast Threat Report Finds 50% Surge Fueled by AI-Supported Finance and Dating Scams, Mobile Scams, Adware, Spyware and Malvertising
TEMPE, Ariz. and PRAGUE, Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Although less people spent time online in July, August and September, Avast, a leader in digital security and privacy, and a brand of Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), has blocked over 1 billion attacks per month – a record high. The latest Avast Threat Report, released today, breaks down some of the greatest risks in our connected digital world, from cybercriminals using social engineering and AI while running scams to the rise in adware and malvertising.
"Typically, during vacation times people spend less time online, and in turn, we see less cyber threats. This year, we were blown away to see the opposite," said Jakub Kroustek, Avast Malware Research Director. "Apparently the days of cyberthreat seasonality are long gone with the increased use of AI and advanced tools at the fingertips of cybercriminals. Whether people are using social media, dating online, streaming shows or even just answering emails, it's important they're aware of potential threats when they go about their day-to-day activities."
Threats Hidden in Ads and Spyware
Finance and Dating Scams
For more information and to read the full Avast Q3/2023 threat report, visit https://decoded.avast.io/threatresearch/avast-q3-2023-threat-report
Avast is a leader in digital security and privacy, and part of Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), a global company dedicated to powering Digital Freedom with a family of trusted consumer brands. Avast protects hundreds of millions of users from online threats, for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, SE Labs and others. Avast is a member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware, No More Ransom and Internet Watch Foundation. Learn more at Avast.com. Visit: www.avast.com.
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