Posts Tagged ‘Trend Micro’

Trend MicroSophisticated malicious software by cybercriminals designed to silently steal banking credentials from victimized systems has been swimming the World Wide Web since 2002. However, it recorded its highest infections in the past three months.

According to a new report from Trend Micro, they recorded over 200,000 new infections from July through September which is the highest number within a three-month period in 11 years. Cybercriminals are not only targeting the Europe and the Americas with the banking malware, but are also diversifying the banking customers they target by distributing the malware throughout the globe.

United States made up 23 percent of the new infections, Brazil 16 percent and Japan 12 percent. Other affected countries include India, Australia, France, Germany, Vietnam, Taiwan and Mexico. (more…)

Trend MicroTrend Micro has studied cyber threat to modern TVs

Trend Micro has released a infographic for today’s cyber threats such as TV Smart TV. According to statistics, by 2016 the share of Smart TV will account for 85% of the market.

According to experts at Trend Micro, the fact that the Smart TV allows its owners to access the Internet, in particular, to the accounts on different sites, is likely to lead to the fact that in the near future attackers will launch phishing attack on the Smart TV.

In addition, experts point out that the lack of Smart TV standard keyboard, most likely, will lead to the fact that users will be too simple passwords. (more…)

Trend MicroTrend Micro Rootkit Buster Beta 5.0 – a free tool to detect rootkits

Trend Micro has announced a new version of the free product Rootkit Buster (Rootkit). C this easy-to-use, reliable and high-performance tool, you can detect rootkits – malicious applications carefully hide their tracks in the system. The main innovation presented in a new version of Rootkit Buster Beta 5.0, is the ability to detect potentially dangerous changes in the MBR (Master Boot Record).

Most existing tools for the detection of rootkits are bulky and not too fast programs targeted at advanced users and professionals. Product Trend Micro Rootkit Buster, available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, sets itself apart from many of his “brothers.” The application’s interface is extremely simple and straightforward. All available functions are grouped in a single window. Tab «Log», as you might guess, provides access to the journal in which you can find a detailed report on the results of the audit. A tab «Scan» will configure the scan settings and select one of the key areas of the system (Files or Master Boot Records, Services and Kernel Code Patches) for verification. (more…)

Trend MicroTrend Micro released a report on cyber threats in the I quarter of 2013

Trend Micro released a report Q1 2013 Security Roundup Report, dedicated to cyber threats in the first quarter of 2013, the main topics of research are proliferating attacks using vulnerabilities “zero day” and the recent targeted attack on the people of South Korea. Results of the study indicate that the vulnerability of “zero day” threats remain relevant and hackers are becoming more sophisticated, intense and dangerous. (more…)

Trend MicroIn 2012, the Android platform is five times ahead of Windows on the number of created malicious software for it – this is one of the key findings of new studies prepared by analysts Trend Micro Marlow, United Kingdom, January 28, 2013.

According to reports from Trend Micro, dedicated to the study of trends and cyber security of mobile devices (Trend Micro 2012 Annual Roundup and Mobile Security), in the 2012 range of targets of hackers has expanded to include not only PCs but also devices running Android, social media platforms and even Mac OS X.

In particular, at least for the last three years the number of malicious programs for Android caught up with the number of malware for Windows, created in 14 years. Projected Trend Micro, the number of threats for Android users this year will overcome the mark – 1 million. (more…)

Trend MicroAntivirus company Trend Micro has detected a new type of malicious software that masquerades as a patch for the environment Java, allegedly eliminating vulnerabilities in this latest development.

Recall that Oracle over the past 7 days did release an update for Java 7 that addresses one of the critical dangerous vulnerabilities, but independent security experts say that the company failed to eliminate all the problems in Java and users computers are still under attack. Obviously, this decided to play by criminals.

In Trend Micro say they found the fake pseudo-patch Java 7 Update 11, is present in at least one site that has no relation to the original Oracle and Java. During the downloading and installation of this patch on the computer there is a malicious software. (more…)

Trend MicroAntivirus company Trend Micro today announced the discovery of a new class of malicious software backdoor aimed at infection HTTP-server implemented to work with Java.

Code allows attackers to execute malicious commands directed to the system in which the server is running. Threat, known as BKDR_JAVAWAR.JG, implemented as JSP (Java Server Page), that allows you to initially run malicious code on the Java-server and directly access the Java-servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat.

After the attacking code is started, a potential attacker can remotely access the server, view the files on it, edit, download or delete a common Web-based console. Something similar earlier appeared to PHP, but PHP-backdoors could not work with anything other than PHP interpreter.

“Besides the fact that the attacker can gain access to sensitive information, it can also infect the server by other malicious code and gain unauthorized access to other data,” – said in Trend Micro. (more…)

Phishing

Spear fishing

The company Trend Micro, presents the results of a new study of targeted attacks, the material for which was collected in the period from February to September of this year. According to the results, 91% of targeted attacks begin with sending messages ‘Spear fishing’.

These results confirm our earlier conclusion that targeted attacks often begin with ‘stuff’, such as e-mail messages designed to persuade the recipient to open a malicious file as an attachment or click on a link leading to a site with malware or exploits.

Spear fishing – a new type of phishing attack, a distinctive feature – the use of malicious information on the alleged victim to make the message more ‘individual’ and better disguise their intentions. For example, these may contain a reference to the addressee by name, position and title instead of the standard ‘de-identified’ titles like “Good day,” or “Dear Sirs.” (more…)

Stop spamResearchers of Trend Micro fixed mass spam the mailing addressed to users of a portal, containing the description of hotels.

According to researchers from Trend Micro, web-site of TripAdvisor Inc., Was attacked by unknown hackers. Note that the resource is intended for tourists to evaluate the quality of various hotels in India.

The incident resulted in many of the users of the resource have received malicious e-mail message containing information about what their name booked a property they are interested. At the moment, noted in Trend Micro, virus Gamarue, contained in spam messages, infected system 2% of Indian users.

It should be noted that the web-site of TripAdvisor Inc., Is the fifth-largest tour operator in the country, has about 60 million unique visitors per month. Of these, about 2.4 million people – people of India.

Information security experts also report that Gamarue is a whole family of malicious applications, specializing in the theft of confidential information of users. (more…)

Trend Micro

Three new products

Trend Micro has announced the release of three new products and placing them in the official app store for the operating system Windows 8.

In particular, Windows users will have access to a package of Trend Micro SafeGuard (especially secure browser), Trend Micro Go Everywhere (protection against theft or loss of the device) and Trend Micro DirectPass (storage of passwords with online access).

In addition, the company announced the upgrade of its technology in Titanium, which provides protection of personal data when communicating and sharing information with friends and family.

Package Trend Micro SafeGuard is a web-browser with a high level of protection that is optimized for tablets running Windows 8. Users of this product will be able to instantly see the reputation score of sites listed in the search results. The browser Trend Micro SafeGuard provides personal information security in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. Trend Micro SafeGuard package can be downloaded for free from the Windows Store. In addition, the browser is included in the subscription Titanium. (more…)