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Grounded in APT Facts

Grounded in APT Facts

How much do you know about targeted attacks? View this infographic.

Targeted Attack Trends: 2H 2013 Report

Targeted Attack Trends: 2H 2013 Report

This biannual report presents the targeted attack campaigns observed and mitigated by Trend Micro based on reported customer cases, as well as our own independently gathered data.

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Automatic Identification System (AIS): A Security Evaluation

This white paper examines the vulnerabilities of AIS, a system used by ships worldwide to broadcast their location.

Learn about the vulnerabilities of AIS affecting maritime security worldwide


Operation Pawn Storm: Using Decoys to Evade Detection


Backdoor Use in Targeted Attacks


Fake Apps: Feigning Legitimacy


Network Detection Evasion Methods: Blending with Legitimate Traffic


Suggestions to Help Companies with the Fight Against Targeted Attacks


The SCADA That Didn’t Cry Wolf: Who’s Really Attacking Your ICS Equipment? (Part 2)


Targeted Attacks Detection with SPuNge


Safe: A Targeted Threat


Malicious Network Communications: What Are You Overlooking?


FAKEM RAT: Malware Disguised as Windows Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger


The HeartBeat APT Campaign


Spear-Phishing Email: Most Favored APT Attack Bait


Detecting APT Activity with Network Traffic Analysis


How to Thwart the Digital Insider – An Advanced Persistent Response to Targeted Attacks


How Tough Is It to Deal With APTs?


IXESHE: An APT Campaign


Luckycat Redux: Inside an APT Campaign with Multiple Targets in India and Japan

12 Most Abused Android App Permissions

12 Most Abused Android App Permissions

Cybercriminals can exploit Android app permissions for their personal gain. Find out the most commonly requested permissions and how they’re abused in our latest TrendLabs Security Gallery.

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Fake Apps, Russia, and the Mobile Web: Making the SMS Fraud Connection

News of an SMS fraud service affecting many countries first broke out in Russia in 2010. It has since put users at risk through popular online activities like social networking and downloading content.

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Adding Android and Mac OS X Malware to the APT Toolbox


Eco and Ego Apps in Japan


Android Malware Acts as an SMS Relay

How Attacks Adapt

How Attacks Adapt

As with technology and popular means of communication, cybercriminal attacks and schemes continue to evolve over the years. Find out more…

Online Security for You and Your Family

Online Security for You and Your Family

Everyone's online, but not everyone's secure. It's up to you to make sure that your family is. Learn about online threats and how you can protect your family from these threats here.

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Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series (CUES)

The Brazilian Underground Market: The Market for Cybercriminal Wannabes?

The Brazilian underground has players that sell number generators and checkers or testers for more than just credit cards. They also offer tools that were specifically created for attacks against products and services only available in Brazil. The Brazilian underground is also the only market that offers training services for cybercriminal wannabes.

Read up on the Brazilian underground market
Know more about the global cybercriminal underground economy


Predator Pain and Limitless: When Cybercrime Turns into Cyberspying


Soundsquatting: Uncovering the Use of Homophones in Domain Squatting


@Twitter #SecurityThreats: An In-Depth Analysis


SHELLSHOCK: A Technical Report


PoS RAM Scraper Malware: Past, Present, and Future


Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series

The Chinese Underground in 2013


Finding Holes: Operation Emmental


On the Actors Behind MEVADE/SEFNIT


Cybercriminals Use What Works: Targeted Attack Methodologies for Cybercrime


Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series

Russian Underground Revisited


Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series

The Mobile Cybercriminal Underground Market in China


Point-of-Sale System Breaches: Threats to the Retail and Hospitality Industries


From Russia with Love: Behind the Trend Micro-NBC News Honeypots


CPL Malware: Malicious Control Panel Items


"Ice 419": Cybercriminals from Nigeria Use Ice IX and the 419 Scam


Bitcoin Domains


Beyond Online Gaming Cybercrime: Revisiting the Chinese Underground Market


The Apollo Campaign: A Gateway to Eastern European Banks


Deepweb and Cybercrime: It’s Not All About TOR


Concerns Regarding Flaws in the New DKIM Standard


Brazil: Cybersecurity Challenges Faced by a Fast-Growing Market Economy

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