CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Trend Micro, Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today published the TrendLabsSM Semi-annual Threat Roundup and Forecast. Analyzing malware trends that influence the economic growth of the malware world, the report demonstrates how malware attacks have changed in their style, motivation and target.
The era of the global malware outbreak is over. Todays malware threats attempt to remain undetected and now often go after users in a specific region, country or group. These new attacks are of blended and sequential nature. They use combinations of malware, each of which plays a role in the delivery of the payload. Using the Web for delivery, update and entrenchments, such insidious attacks report back stolen information to the perpetrator, with the end goal of making money.
In the first six months of 2007, TrendLabs tracked several examples of just how the threat landscape has evolved, including Storm at the beginning of the year and the Italian Job most recently in June.