Monthly Archives: June 2017

Like WannaCry, Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit

 A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, which Trend Micro already detects as RANSOM_PETYA.SMA, is known to use both the EternalBlue exploit and the PsExec tool as infection vectors.

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Banking malware steals money, but ransomware removes your past

For years hackers have been stealing documents from your machines. No matter what… hackers will always find a way to get in. But once they get in, their problems start: how to monetize the hacked device? Of course passwords, credit card and banking details are relatively easy to monetize.

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Fake news for sale

A ground-breaking new study from Trend Micro has revealed for the first time the size and maturity of the online fake news business, where a 12-month campaign to influence the result of an election could cost as little as €357.700.

The comprehensive 77-page report breaks down the key steps used to influence public opinion: from reconnaissance of the target audience and weaponisation – preparation of the fake story – to delivery and exploitation via social media, and sustainment with additional propaganda.  Continue reading

Trend Micro Wins VMware Global Partner Innovation Award

Recently, we were honored to receive the VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award in the Technical ISV category at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017, held in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. Recipients of a Global VMware Partner Innovation Award were acknowledged in 21 categories for outstanding performance and distinctive achievements during 2016.  Continue reading

Randstad Group Selects Trend Micro to Protect its Public Cloud Infrastructure

The Randstad Group is currently in the process of consolidating and centralizing its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments, and will be providing service to more than 40 operating countries across four continents. To ensure the new infrastructure will have optimal security the company selected Trend Micro as its cloud security solution partner for the next five years.  Continue reading