Here you will find the latest blogs from Trend Micro’s experts along with a comprehensive look at how the media has covered this data breach. We encourage you to scroll through the various blogs, provide comments and enjoy the in-depth knowledge that Trend Micro has to offer.
August 8, 2014
IT Nation(a Luxembourg online IT medium)
August 7, 2014
The World’s Top 5 Cybercrime Hotspots
August 6, 2014
Victim Insights around the Russian Hack, by Jon Clay, Security Technology Expert
The recently disclosed Russian hack in which a Russian cyber gang stole billions of passwords from both commercial websites and consumers highlights the challenges we all face in our day to day activities on the web. Cyber thieves are targeting us all in their quest to make money and as we’ve talked about before, the Russian underground is the biggest and baddest of the underground economies. The goal of this group is to steal as much money from the West and bring into their own country, and as such, this won’t be the last time this occurs.
POLITICO – Morning Cybersecurity
Russian Hackers Said to Loot 1.2 Billion Internet Records
A Russian cyber gang over the past several months has breached over 420,000 web and FTP sites to pilfer over 1.2 billion credentials, according to security firm Hold Security, saying it discovered “what could be arguably the largest data breach known to date.”
USA Today Russian data breach coincides with big security conference The Verge The Russian ‘hack of the century’ doesn’t add up Yesterday, The New York Times dropped an exclusive account of what reporter Nicole Perlroth called “the biggest hack ever.” By the numbers it certainly held up: 1.2 billion accounts, covering 500 million unique email addresses over 420,000 websites. The data had been captured by a Russian hacker group called CyberVor, and revealed by Hold Security. But as the smoke clears, the hack seems to be less of a criminal masterwork than the article might have you believe.
Coverage from France:
August 5, 2014
Security researchers say a Russian crime ring has pulled off the largest known theft of confidential Internet information, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses.