Developing Story: COVID-19 Used in Malicious Campaigns

COVID-19 is being used in a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam, BEC, malware, ransomware, and malicious domains.  As the number of those afflicted continue to surge by thousands, campaigns that use the disease as a lure likewise increase. Trend Micro researchers are periodically sourcing for samples on COVID-19 related malicious campaigns. This report also includes detections from other researchers. The mention of current events for malicious attacks...
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Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen Named One of the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020

DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2020 Trend Micro Incorporated today announced its CEO and co-founder Eva Chen has been recognized as one of the most influential women in the cybersecurity industry. Eva Chen sits alongside many of the industry's most respected and well-known figures on Cyber Defense Magazine's Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020 list, which acknowledges those who've displayed outstanding leadership skills and cybersecurity expertise over the past year. "It's an honor to be placed in s...
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Trend Micro Research Finds Trust Lacking Within the Cybercriminal Underground

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released new data on cybercriminal operations and patterns for buying and selling goods and services in the underground. Trust has eroded among criminal interactions, causing a switch to e-commerce platforms and communication using Discord, which both increase user anonymization. "This report highlights the threat intelligence we collect and analyze from globa...
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Zoomed In: A Look into a Coinminer Bundled with Zoom Installer

Many companies around the world have transitioned to work-from-home arrangements because of growing concerns over the COVID-19 global health crisis. This new setup has highlighted the usefulness of video conferencing apps. These platforms have been utilized by companies and remote workforces to hold meetings and for other communication needs even long before the virus outbreak occurred. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are taking advantage of these tools’ recent time in the spotlight to sprea...
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Trend Micro Blocked 13 Million High-Risk Email Threats in 2019

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2019 Cloud App Security Roundup report. The report highlights changes in messaging-specific threats detected last year, the use of more sophisticated malware, and the potential abuse of emerging technologies in artificial intelligence to inform future business protection strategies. In 2019, Trend Micro blocked 12.7 million high-risk email threats...
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Trend Micro Blocks Over 61 Million Ransomware Attacks in 2019

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2019 security roundup report. The report details the most important issues and changes in the threat landscape to provide businesses with insights into best practices and strategies for protecting their infrastructures from current and emerging threats. Ransomware continued to be a mainstay cyber threat last year. Overall, Trend Micro discovered a...
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Massive WannaCry/Wcry Ransomware Attack Hits Various Countries

Earlier this year, two separate security risks were brought to light: CVE-‎2017-0144, a vulnerability in the SMB Server that could allow remote code execution that was fixed in March, and WannaCry/Wcry, a relatively new ransomware family that was found in late April. Previously WannaCry was spread via Dropbox URLs embedded in emails, but new variants are now spreading via this previously found SMB vulnerability. This has resulted in one of the most serious ransomware attacks to hit users a...
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Trend Micro’s Free Hotline and Tools Help Consumers Combat Ransomware

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 7:04 am CDT DALLAS-Consumers worried about the extremely disruptive online threat called “ransomware” have a serious ally in Trend Micro, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies. To help U.S. consumers - whether they are Trend Micro customers or not - the company has set up a free hotline and ransomware resource center to provide education on what ransomware is and advice on how best to protect themselves against it or respond to an attack. “Tr...
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Trend Micro and ASUS Team Together to Fight Ransomware

Thursday, June 16, 2016 1:53 pm CDT TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, so do online security issues and the threat of ransomware attacks.  Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader of security software, and ASUS are committed to minimizing the security risks of a connected home. Trend Micro has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for its customers in the last six months alone, including users of the Trend Micro™ Smar...
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Trend Micro Sponsors INTERPOL Cybercrime Simulation Event

Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:07 am CDT SINGAPORE--Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software and solutions, today announced the sponsorship of the INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge 2016, a four-day event at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore. It serves as a forum for cybercrime investigators, digital forensic experts and other stakeholders to interact and compete to solve cybercrime scenarios by collecting evidence and identi...
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