Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Trend Micro decided to find out what’s happening on the IT frontline, by polling more than 2,400 decision makers. The resulting country-level reports offer a vital snapshot into the extent of the cyber threat facing organizations across the U.S. and Europe.
The first day of Pwn2Own 2017 has come to a close, and so far, we’ve awarded $233,000 USD and 45 points for Master of Pwn. We saw five successful attempts, one partial success, two failures and two entries withdrawn.
TrendLabs uncovered a new breed of point-of-sale (PoS) malware currently affecting businesses across North America and Canada: MajikPOS. Like a lot of other PoS malware, MajikPOS is designed to steal information, but its modular approach in execution makes it distinct.
Once data is given away, it becomes difficult to know what happens to it and even more difficult to control what is done with it. There are global services that specialize in collecting and curating vast amounts of personal data and finding ways to use the information in targeted marketing schemes or other programs.
Linux has long been the preferred operating system for enterprise platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers. Linux-based devices are continually being deployed in smart systems across many different industries, with IoT gateways facilitating connected solutions and services central to businesses.
The travel trade organization, Abta, says a cyberattack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 of the files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an Abta-registered travel agent.
Twitter accounts belonging to high-profile news outlets, international brands and politicians were hacked on Wednesday, briefly showing posts in support of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president who is in a bitter standoff with several European Union countries.
If you use WhatsApp or Telegram on your web browser, you’ll want to shut down the browser to keep hackers from taking over your account. A group of researchers revealed Wednesday that the web browser version of these apps had flaws that could let hackers access and alter user accounts.
Many security experts believe that as cars come online and autonomous vehicles hit the streets, they could become the next frontier for cyber-extortion and other forms of hacking. In one high-profile incident, hackers killed a jeep’s transmission as it was travelling at 70 miles per hour down the highway.
The month of March marks the one year anniversary of Trend Micro closing our acquisition of TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In that past year, we made a commitment to continue to innovate the TippingPoint solution.
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