Tag Archives: ransomware

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

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 According to a recent committee hearing by the House Small Business Committee, nearly 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months following a hack and 71 percent of all cyber assaults occur at businesses with under 100 workers.  Our own data at Trend Micro indicates that small businesses are not immune from cyberattacks. In fact, small businesses are generally regarded as being more susceptible to attacks due to lack of dedicated security personnel and minimal investment in security software and hardware. Continue reading

Mobile malware: more frequent, more diverse, and more platforms

Mobile malware is still growing significantly: the number of unique samples of malware has been growing almost continuously throughout the year. By the end of 2016, over 19 million unique samples of malicious Android apps had been collected and analyzed, almost twice as much as in 2015. The number and diversity of mobile threats increases along with the number of devices and the advances in technologie that power these mobile devices. That is the most important conclusion from Trend Micro’s Mobile Threat Landscape Report. Continue reading