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Mutated Cyber: The Was, Is and Will be of Cybercrime in a post-pandemic age

COVID-19 is being used in a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam, BEC attack, ransomware, and other scams.  

As the number of those afflicted continues to surge by thousands, campaigns that use the disease as a lure likewise increase. Trend Micro Research has been reporting on how COVID-19 has affected the threat landscape.

Recent findings include how scammers took advantage of the surge in online activity during the pandemic, targeting businesses and buyers that were settling into new ways of transacting. We also look into how these attacks will affect our current and future digital economy and practices, such as:

  • Impact of the security of online transactions, information across industries
  • Accumulation of data collected, processed and stored through this crisis and its effect on data privacy /security
  • Appetite of the Threat actors, how they are changing their game plans?


Donna Goddard

Director, Cyber Information Security at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Kathryn Cardose

Senior Manager – Security Operations at Virgin Money

Myla Pilao

Director Technical Marketing at Trend Micro

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, our cybersecurity platform protects 500,000+ organizations and 250+ million individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints.

As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, our platform delivers central visibility for better, faster detection and response and a powerful range of advanced threat defense techniques optimized for environments, like AWS, Microsoft, and Google.

We have 7,000 employees, including our seasoned executive team and globally recognized security experts across 65 countries, fiercely focused on security and passionate about making the world a safer and better place.

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