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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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Rocket Kitten: the hacking campaign on Israeli and European organizations

Cyber security researchers report how the "Rocket Kitten" group created and ran a state-sponsored campaign that hit public and private Israeli and European organizations.

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Exploit Kits: Past, present, and future


Operation Arid Viper: Bypassing the Iron Dome


Automatic Identification System (AIS): A Security Evaluation


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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Defending against PoS RAM scrapers: Current and next-generation technologies

This research paper reveals how PoS RAM scrapers infect systems to exfiltrate stolen data and how you can defend against them.

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The South Korean Fake Banking App Scam

The Yanbian Gang Sets Sights on South Koreans


Analysis of the Australian web threat landscape (2014)

Insights on TorrentLocker Attacks


Cybercriminal Underground Economy Series (CUES)

The Brazilian Underground Market: The Market for Cybercriminal Wannabes?


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

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