Tag Archives: Phishing

DYRE Banking Malware Surges in Q1: Here’s How to Stop It

by Bharat Mistry

In the cyber security industry there’s often an overwhelming focus on the latest breaking threats and attack techniques – so much so that there’s a danger of forgetting about the staggeringly large volume of existing malware threatening internet users. One such threat is notorious banking trojan DYRE, and the bad news is it has been particularly prolific so far this year.

Trend Micro researchers observed a staggering 125% increase in global infections – from 4,000 in Q4 2015 to 9,000 in the first three months of the year. It seems the cyber criminals behind it have been hard at work once again tweaking the threat to bypass security filters and improve their chances of success. Continue reading

Vishing for Victims: Building Awareness to Beat the Fraudsters

by Ross Dyer

Well that’s the Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness over for another year. This curiously American tradition of shopping excess around Thanksgiving weekend has well and truly come to the UK, and with it warnings that online fraudsters are looking to exploit distracted retailers and fraudsters around this period for their own ends. But while it’s obviously important that businesses and their customers stay vigilant to the increased risks of cyber attack, that’s not the only story we should be concerned about this week. Continue reading

Operation Pawn Storm: How to Spot and Block APTs

by Ross Dyer

Most recently, our dedicated team of threat researches at TrendLabs  uncovered a sophisticated and ongoing cyber espionage campaign known as Operation Pawn Storm targeting military, embassies, defence contractors and media organizations in the US and its allied countries. Let’s dig a bit deeper. Continue reading