Category Archives: Hacktivism

German Data Leak Reminds Firms of the Hacktivist Threat in 2019

by Bharat Mistry

Last week, hundreds of German celebrities, politicians and others were hit by what has been described as the biggest data leak of its kind in the country’s history. It has since emerged this week that a 20-year-old living with his parents has confessed to the authorities, claiming he acted alone. If nothing else, it should remind IT security bosses in the UK of the persistent threat from hacktivists, and the need to double down on best practice cybersecurity in 2019. Continue reading

Securing Our Connected Car Future with Panasonic

by Bharat Mistry

There are few more exciting frontiers of the Internet of Things (IoT) than connected cars. Gartner predicts that there will be 61 million new vehicles with built-in connectivity manufactured by 2020. But as we drive ever closer to a future where autonomous vehicles are a commonplace sight, we must be alert to the implications of cyber-threats in this domain. Already, real-world attacks and demonstrations by researchers have shown the potential for serious disruption.

That’s why Trend Micro has announced a major new partnership with Panasonic which will tap the expertise of both companies to create a leading cybersecurity solution for connected cars. Continue reading

Can YOU spot the fake?

by Ed Cabrera

As we predicted in 2016, cyberpropaganda is a major growth area for cybercriminals. Per that prediction, “The rise in the Internet penetration has opened the opportunity for invested parties to use the Internet as a free-for-all tool to influence public opinion to go one way or another.” Today, we know this through Wikileaks and self-proclaimed fake news websites. Continue reading

Keeping the Fourth Industrial Revolution Safe from Hackers

by Bharat Mistry

Did you know that by 2018, around 1.3 million industrial robots will be set to work in factories around the world? It’s an industry estimated to be worth $32 billion by next year, helping to power a fourth industrial revolution built on smart factories and automated processes. Yet as these robots become increasingly important in a range of industries, they’ll inevitably begin to pique the interest of cybercriminals and nation state hackers. The question is, just how exposed are they to cybersecurity threats, and what can be done about it?

That’s what Trend Micro set out to answer for the first time in a ground-breaking new report: Demonstrating Industrial Robot Attacks in Today’s Smart Factories. Its findings confirm Trend Micro as a leader in industrial IoT security, a message we’ll be taking to the Infosecurity Europe show in June. Continue reading