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Trend Micro reports rapid security incident growth in cloud, mobile sectors

Trend Micro Inc. this week released its 2Q 2011 Threat Roundup report on the most dangerous on line security threats and trends facing businesses today.


August 3, 2011  


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Trend Micro Inc. this week released its 2Q 2011 Threat Roundup report on the most dangerous on line security threats and trends facing businesses today.

The most notable trends in the second quarter of 2011 are cloud-computing-related data breaches at a magnitude never seen before and the proliferation of Android malware . Also, social networking scams became even more sophisticated, and cybercriminals continued to instigate a myriad of malicious schemes.

“At the rate cybercriminals are launching attacks, targeted or not, there’s just no telling how many more companies and users will succumb to the dangers these pose before the year ends,” said Raimund Genes, CTO, Trend Micro, a cloud security vendor..

“The Epsilon breach in April opened everyone’s eyes to advanced persistent threats and the consequences of having their email accounts compromised, leading to information and identity theft,” the company said in a release.

“Making headlines several times in 2Q, Trend Micro researchers proved how risky viewing Webmail accounts at work and downloading Trojanized apps are to users and businesses alike.”

Further information on the report is available at www.trendmicro.com.