Trend Micro Blocked over 29.7 Million Threats in Algeria: Reveals Annual Cybersecurity Report

The company highlights a significant increase in global threat detections, revealing a rise of 55% and disclosing a significant surge of 242% in blocked malicious files.

May 6, 2023. Algiers, Algeria, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its annual cybersecurity report, which revealed a significant 55% increase in global threat detections and a massive 242% surge in blocked malicious files in 2022.

Titled "Rethinking Tactics", the report highlights concerning trends that have significant implications for the future of digital security. It emphasized that threat actors indiscriminately targeted both consumers and organizations across all sectors, making 2022 a challenging year for cybersecurity professionals.

In Algeria, Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 19 million (19,552,217) email threats, prevented over 400,000 (417,156) malicious URL victim attacks, and 34,023 URL hosts. In addition, over half million (508,815) malware attacks were identified and stopped.

“Although technological advancements have presented a world of opportunities for organizations in Algeria, it has also introduced various challenges in the realm of cybersecurity. The complexity of the digital landscape has led to a significant increase in cyber threats that can compromise a company's operations and sensitive data,” said Ashraf Serag, Country Manager at Trend Micro Egypt and North Africa. “It is crucial for companies to have a comprehensive understanding of their vulnerabilities and adopt a multi-layered security approach to secure their digital infrastructure. Trend Micro is committed to providing Algerian businesses with the necessary tools and expertise to navigate the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape and achieve their digital transformation objectives.”

Furthermore, the report highlighted an increase in failed patches adding extra time and money to corporate remediation efforts and exposing organizations to unnecessary cyber risks. Also, Webshells were the top-detected malware of the year, surging 103% on 2021 figures, while ransomware groups rebranded and diversified, with LockBit and BlackCat being the top ransomware families of 2022.

To address the current attack surface, Trend Micro advises organizations to take a proactive approach by conducting thorough assessments and securing their digital infrastructure. As part of its commitment to enhancing cybersecurity in Algeria, the company aims to support the country's efforts and stay at the forefront of the fight against cyber threats.

Trend Micro Blocked over 29.7 Million Threats in Algeria: Reveals Annual Cybersecurity Report | Trend Micro (UAE)


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