This week the FBI announced a major international law enforcement operation spanning six months which resulted in scores of arrests and serious disruption to several Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaigns. At Trend Micro we welcome any efforts designed to make it harder for the black hats to make money from their illicit schemes. But we can’t rely on law enforcement alone.
Organisations must also get proactive by improving staff training and education and ensuring they have the kind of email protection capabilities which can spot and block BEC scams. Continue reading →
Trend Micro blocked an astonishing 81+ billion threats for customers in 2016, according to our newly released TrendLabs 2016 Security Roundup. If any stat speaks of the scale of the challenge facing organisations from online attackers – and the need for comprehensive multi-layered protection – it’s this one. Ransomware unsurprisingly led the way last year, with a 752% increase in new malware families discovered. But it’s Business Email Compromise (BEC) that potentially threatens to cause more problems going forward. Continue reading →
Trend Micro has been protecting organisations, governments and consumers for over two and a half decades now. Our 1,200-strong team of threat researchers work round the clock and around the globe to anticipate where the next major threats will come from, and, crucially, how to mitigate them. At this time of year we’re always asked for our predictions for the next 12 months. And while cybercriminals are unlikely to work to annual deadlines, it’s still a good time to take stock and share our insight into what our experts think 2017 holds in store.
As the bad guys get ever more determined and resourceful, it will take a solid multi-layered approach to security combined with strong people and processes to keep UK organisations safe and compliant as we head into the new year. Continue reading →