Trend Micro Solutions Blocked Over 102 Million Threats in Morocco, According to Annual Cybersecurity Report

The company sheds light on a noteworthy surge in worldwide threat detections, showcasing a rise of 55% and revealing a substantial surge of 242% in blocked malicious files.

May 7, 2023. Rabat, Morocco, 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 Morocco, Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 89 million (89,553,087) email threats, prevented 1.3 million (1,362,697) malicious URL victim attacks, and 20,774 URL hosts. In addition, more than 3.7 million (3,712,294) malware attacks were identified and stopped.

"Technological advancements have opened up a world of opportunities for businesses, but they have also brought forth a host of challenges in the cybersecurity landscape," said Ashraf Serag, Country Manager at Trend Micro Egypt and North Africa. "The complexity of the digital environment has led to a significant increase in cyber threats that can compromise a company's operations and sensitive data. To address these challenges and secure their digital infrastructure, companies need to have a deep understanding of their vulnerabilities and adopt a multi-layered security approach. At Trend Micro, we are committed to providing Moroccan businesses with the tools and expertise they need to navigate the rapidly 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 Morocco, the company aims to support the country's efforts and stay at the forefront of the fight against cyber threats.

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