In response to the recent news that four UK cyber-criminals have been arrested amid an NCA crackdown, Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast provides an insight below.

Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast:

“The business of cyber-attacks can be viewed as exactly that, a business. Cyber-criminals, like those just arrested in the UK, are as opportunistic as any other and are always searching for the next chance to make money. Trying to develop counter antivirus platforms is a prime example of how hackers are constantly trying to update their arsenals and infiltrate the modern internet user. However, despite criminals developing these tools, security companies are constantly updating products so that they account for the latest malware. Having reputable antivirus software installed on your computer and keeping auto-updates switched on will help to protect you. However, I’d also recommend that people stay vigilant with all the sites they use and the attachments and links they click on sent to them via email. Ensuring the sources you visit are trustworthy is a second layer of defence to mitigate you falling foul to a digital breach.”

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