CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been a

Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool,

Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Security firm Avast has today confirmed the completion of a $1.4 billion acquisition of fellow Czech-based antivirus company AVG. The deal will see Avast's customer base nearly double -- swelling from

What if cybersecurity followed physics?

The first cybersecurity unicorn kernel popped in late 2013 with the announcement of CloudFlare’s $50 million Series C investment. Today, 10 privately held companies hold membership in the ultra-excl

Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security

Security giant Avast has announced it intends to acquire fellow Czech-based antivirus software maker AVG for a purchase price of $25.00 per share in cash -- resulting in a transaction that will total

Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old sof

What’s The Half Life Of A Unicorn?

Cybercorns are companies that have surpassed the magical $1 billion valuation. Several of these extraordinary ventures are Okta, Sophos, Tanium, Palantir, FireEye, Splunk, Zscaler, Lookout, CloudFlare

Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China

Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China's censorship net after users began reporting that its service and website were blocked inside t

New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to

Security Software Firm Avast Gets CVC Capital Investment, Now Valued At $1B

The rise in malware and online security threats continues to give a big boost to companies that are looking for ways to make the connected world a bit safer. Avast, one of the bigger PC and mobile sec

Summit Partners Pumps $100 Million Into Antivirus Software Maker AVAST Software

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/avast.png" class="shot2" /> Fresh off the heels of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/intel">Intel</a> acquiring security software ve