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!
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).
In the Trend Micro 2017 Security Predictions report, we cover many of the threats that organizations will have to deal with this year and none could be more challenging than a targeted attack. A recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center said 2016 had the most data breaches in US history.
The natural assumption for many would be that EyePyramid was a state-sponsored cyberespionage campaign. It wasn’t. It was ultimately attributed to a brother-sister team who used the malware for profit.
No classified data was stolen during the attacks, which took several weeks, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said Tuesday. The servers containing sensitive communications were physically separate from those that were breached, he said.
Security researchers identified a hacking campaign targeted at NATO members, which employs a sophisticated method to infect victims and lays a trap for those investigating it. The attack, in the form of a malicious Word document, is unusual in that it attempts to avoid analysis and uses a non-embedded Flash payload.
Five years ago, Saudi Arabia suffered the world’s biggest cyberattack. Now it’s on red alert for a repeat. A warning was issued by the elite computer security team that helps guard Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure, the Computer Emergency Response Team.
Having your email account compromised by hackers is a very, very bad thing. With control of your email, it’s all too easy for an attacker to break into all your other important accounts. It can be as easy as visiting a site like Facebook, Twitter, or iCloud and requesting a password reset.
As a global leader in cybersecurity solutions Trend Micro takes helping to make the world safe for exchanging digital information very seriously. And for the past 27 years, we’ve taken our employees seriously.
We came across a ransomware (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_ NETIX.A) luring Windows/PC users with a Netflix account via a login generator, one of the tools typically used in software and account membership piracy.
How is it possible for users to lose hundreds of dollars in anomalous online bank transfers when all of their gadgets have security software installed? Routers often have unsecure configurations that make them susceptible to malware attacks similar to the real-world cases we’ve seen.
It has emerged that personal information and credit/debit card details of over 2.5 million gamers of the two hugely popular game forums, PlayStation and Xbox have been leaked online, after almost over a year since they were stolen after a hack attack.
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