Category Archives: Cyberthreat

Radiohead Extortion Attempt Should Be a Warning to Firms

by Ian Heritage

Legendary UK band Radiohead is not technically a corporate entity. But it generates enough revenue to be considered one, with individual band members now worth tens of millions of pounds. Why should this matter? This week it was hit by an online extortion attack lifted straight from the corporate world — something Trend Micro has been warning organisations about for some time.

It should serve as another reminder that cyber-related risk may not just equate to stolen customer data or service interruptions. It could mean sensitive IP sold to the highest bidder, or used as a premise for extortion.

Continue reading

The Art of Cybersecurity: A New Message for Infosecurity Europe

by Ian Heritage

Modern cybersecurity bosses operate in a parallel bz universe to the majority of their friends and family. Theirs is a chaotic and volatile world where a determined enemy is continually evolving its tools and tactics to evade detection. Complexity and risk is everywhere, and the stakes couldn’t be higher: financial losses, customer attrition and even social and political instability. The question is: out of all this chaos and complexity, is it possible to create something ordered, and even beautiful?

Continue reading

Gearing up for another jam-packed Infosecurity Europe show

by Bharat Mistry

At Trend Micro we’ve been protecting our customers continuously for the past 31 years. For much of that time, Infosecurity Europe has been the leading industry event in the region for cybersecurity professionals, offering a fantastic opportunity to network, share best practices and war stories, and hear about the latest trends in threat defence.

Continue reading

Business Process Compromise: European Firms Struggle to Tackle a Misunderstood Threat

by Bharat Mistry

Business Process Compromise (BPC) cyber-attacks are not often covered in the media. Their distant relative — the similarly sounding Business Email Compromise (BEC) — tends to get most of the billing, especially after the FBI branded it the most costly threat of 2018. But the truth is that this broad category of attacks is a major threat to organisations. Last year we revealed that 43% of US and European firms had been impacted by BPC.

Continue reading