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Cloud-based Email Threats Capitalized on Chaos of COVID-19

Trend Micro intercepted a surge in malware, phishing and credential theft HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 4 March 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud securit...

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedo...

Detected Cyber Threats Rose 20% to Exceed 62.6 Billion in 2020

Trend Micro’s annual roundup report can guide strategic security planning for the new year HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a glob...

Scam calls, messages in Taiwan up 488% in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw an alarming 488 percent increase in the number of scam calls and scam text messages detected last year, according to a report released Tuesday (Feb. 2) by Taiwa...

Attacks on individuals fall as cybercrime shifts tactics

Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers' information in 2020 to focus on bigger, more profitable attacks on businesses, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Ce...

Ransomware attacks a pressing threat to world in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S.-based cybersecurity company FireEye has released a report on the latest internet security trends, which shed light on the ever-growing threat of ransomware. Titled...

GBG Awarded Best Solution in Fraud Monitoring & Detection

Regulation Asia announced the winners for its 3rd annual Awards for Excellence 2020 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 December 2020 - GBG (AIM: GBG), the global technology specialist in fraud and compli...

Taiwan FactCheck Center warns against fake Starbucks travel mug offer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has warned netizens against a fake Starbucks message circulating on LINE that claims the coffee chain is offering 2,000 travel mugs for f...

Microsoft recommended using Vingroup's strong authenticator

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 8 December 2020 - On December 4, the VinCSS-FIDO2 product by VinCSS Cyber Security Services LLC (a member of Vingroup) was included in the list of passwordless authen...

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___ US jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a sti...

Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

BOSTON (AP) — IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative f...

A Quarter of Global Organizations Were Hit by Seven or More Cyber Attacks in The Last Year

Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index, now with worldwide data, reveals elevated risk of attack HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 December 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader...

Allianz: Cyber crime brings expensive losses for companies, but internal failures most frequent cause of cyber claims

AGCS analysis of more than 1,700 cyber claims: External events such as "DDoS" attacks result in the most costly cyber losses but internal incidents like human error or systems failure occur more often...

Microsoft: Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers. ...

Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slim

BOSTON (AP) — Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerabil...