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Trend Micro blocks 6 million threats in Bahrain

MANAMA, November 21, 2021

Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 5 million (5,435,089) email threats, prevented over 670K (670,547) malicious URL victim attacks, and over 1K (1,122) URL hosts in Bahrain during the first half of the year. 
In addition, over 200K (219,796) malware attacks were identified and stopped, while 115 online related banking malware threats were blocked, said Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, in its Midyear Security Roundup for H1 2021: Attacks from All Angles.
Ransomware remained the standout threat in the first half of the year as cybercriminals continued to target big-name victims.
The report also shows that home networks in Bahrain were a major attraction for cybercriminals looking to pivot to corporate systems, devices, and networks. Trend Micro’s Smart Home Network (SHN) solutions blocked nearly 9K (9,814) SHN inbound and outbound attacks combined, preventing over 400K (474,328) such SHN events for hackers to target or control home devices from executing malware, obtaining sensitive information, intercepting communications, or launching external attacks. 
The report shares insights on the evolved threat landscape from the first half of the year and provides strategic guidance for leaders to protect their organisations in the digital economy. 
The report states that globally Trend Micro solutions blocked 40.9 billion email threats, malicious files, and malicious URLs for customers in H1 2021, with a 47% year-on-year increase. Ransomware remained the standout threat in the first half of the year as cybercriminals continued to target big-name victims. They used Advanced Persistent Threat tools and techniques to steal and encrypt victims’ data. The banking industry was disproportionately affected, experiencing a 1,318% year-on-year increase in ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021. 
“Today, most enterprises are adopting a Hybrid work model, hence there is a need for a robust cyber security infrastructure to secure it from the modern-day threats,” said Assad Arabi, Managing Director, Trend Micro Gulf Cluster. “Companies need to evaluate their security stance against the evolving threat landscape and protect their IT environments from the malicious actors that are incessantly seeking vulnerabilities. Our mid-year-round up report sheds light on the threat landscape for enterprises in Bahrain and highlights the need for companies to adopt a strong IT security posture and strategise their way forward in the new digital economy.”
Trend Micro has been collaborating with the public and private sectors to raise awareness and resolve gaps to enable secure digital transformation journeys for organisations in Bahrain. 
The company is at the forefront in introducing new security solutions for businesses, leaving no stone unturned in providing enhanced visibility, threat intelligence, and extended detection and response at every stage of their IT systems.-- TradeArabia News Service


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