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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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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

Robert McArdle speaker at the Heliview Cyber Security conference

Hell Yeah! Robert McArdle is visiting Belgium again. After his presentation at (March), he now is a keynote speaker at the second Cyber Security conference organised by Heliview.

As EMEA manager within the Forward-looking Threat Research (FTR) team, he is involved in analysing the latest malware threats, specialising in researching the future threat landscape, criminal underground and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement.  Continue reading

Pawn Storm: Back with a Vengeance to Target French Presidential Hopeful Macron

Blog by Ross Dyer, Technical Director at Trend Micro

Thought you’d seen the last of prolific hacking group Pawn Storm? Think again. Just-published research from Trend Micro reveals fascinating new insights into one of the world’s longest-running cyber espionage groups. As politicians in the US continue to argue over the impact of its audacious campaign against Democratic Party officials last year, Pawn Storm is at it again, attempting to influence public option ahead of major elections in France and Germany. Continue reading

Cyber Espionage Tops the List as Most Serious Threat Concern to Global Businesses in 2017

Latest research from Trend Micro, global leader in cybersecurity solutions, reveals that 20 percent of global organizations rank cyber espionage as the most serious threat to their business, with a quarter (26 percent) struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. In addition, one in five (20 percent) U.S. organizations have suffered a cyber espionage-related attack in the last year. Continue reading

How can you attack/defend something you can’t see?

In today’s connected world the targets of cyberattacks are always changing. For years, infected endpoints and huge botnets were the place to be to make profits – because this is where the data was. In the modern world most users no longer know where their data resides – it’s simply there when they need it. But the more technically skilled understand that our modern cloud-backed world is not without danger. Cybercriminals also know where to find our data, and the door is sometimes wide open for them to come and get it.  Continue reading

Gartner puts Trend Micro highest among leaders in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Hard work in 2016 definitely paid off for everyone on our endpoint security team here at Trend Micro. Recently Gartner, Inc. announced that Trend Micro had been positioned Highest and Furthest in the leader’s quadrant for its ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). Continue reading

Infosecurity, the place to be (especially booth 03.B010)

Infosecurity, the annual highlight of IT security in Belgium, is approaching rapidly, so we thought it would be good to send you a timely reminder. And while we’re at it, let us remind you why you don’t want to miss this high mass of Belgian IT on March 22nd and 23rd. Continue reading