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Trend Micro Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)

Trend Micro has been named a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) again. We have improved our position in both Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute from last year, and we believe that placement in the Leaders’ quadrant illustrates our commitment to meeting the growing security and performance requirements of data centers and high-performance enterprise networks. Continue reading

HTTPS: the importance of the S

Starting October, Chrome will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on HTTP pages.” That was an e-mail recently sent out by Google. If you’ve ever bought anything online, checked your bank accounts through the app, or logged on to your favorite social media network, you’ve used a technology called SSL/TLS. Meet the S in HTTPS.

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Industrial Robots are hackable: how do we fix them?

Discuss cyber attacks involving robots and many people might think you’re talking about the latest Hollywood blockbuster to hit the screens. The reality, however, is that industrial robotic systems now form a vital cog in the manufacturing process of everything from silicon chips to cars and even glassware.

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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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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

Robert McArdle speaker at the Heliview Cyber Security conference

Hell Yeah! Robert McArdle is visiting Belgium again. After his presentation at infosecurity.be (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

Is Wannacry a general rehearsal for a much bigger attack?

The Wannacry ransomware has been keeping us busy for several days now. This software has infected systems worldwide by exploiting an older (already patched) Windows vulnerability. Though many may wonder how a vulnerability that has been patched can still infect so many systems worldwide, it appears that the attack hasn’t brought in much money yet. Considering the attack and the errors made by the criminals, I wonder if this attack hasn’t been a first test or a general rehearsal for a much bigger attack.  Continue reading

2017 Predictions: A New Year’s Resolution for Security

preds-02As we close out 2016 and prepare to ring in the New Year we must take a look back at the past 11 months before we can predict what lies ahead. In the realm of cybersecurity, that means evaluating how the threat landscape has changed to accurately assess how it will continue to evolve. Continue reading