Cyberattacks in South Korea Heightens Changes in Threat Landscape Trend Micro Urges Enterpises to Redefine their Security Strategy

[Taipei, 21 March, 2013] The leading global security company Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:4704), detected multiple cyberattacks on South Korean banking corporations and media agencies.  The incident began when corporate computer systems were shutdown and could not be rebooted, while others were showing images of a skull and a “warning”.  As a result, business operations,  ATMs, online banking, and TV broadcasts were disrupted.

Tactics used in these attacks resembles advanced target attacks, where spear-phishing emails were used to penetrate and compromise initial systems within these organizations. Upon penetration, attackers targeted critical IT infrastructures such as patch management servers, and public facing web sites, in preparation for a “waterhole attack” where these legitimate websites and servers are modified to inject malicious code onto connecting PCs. Like a lion waiting for speedy gazelles to slow down and have a drink, attackers hacked and loaded viruses onto sites they suspect attractive targets will visit. Compromised websites connected visiting clients to off-shore websites where malicious Trojan program, known as TROJ_KILLMBR.SM, was installed. This program was responsible for taking down the infected systems by overwriting the Master Boot Record (MBR), thus paralyzing system and business operations. Wiping the MBR, a form of self-destruct, is typically the last step in a targeted attack that makes investigation and recovery of these systems more difficult.

Trend Micro has predicted a significant increase in cyber-attacks, and has been working with our customers and partners in this region to provide custom defense for the last several years. As a result of this investment, Trend Micro customers are protected in this series of attacks. Customers using Trend Micro Deep Discovery were alerted on March 19th.  The Deep Discovery Inspector and Deep Discovery Advisor heuristically detected malicious traffic and email (through the names of HEUR_NAMETRICK.B). As of March 20th, the malicious files and websites involved in these attacks are also detected and blocked by other Trend Micro solutions.

For further information on this threat,  please check: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/mbr-wiping-trojan-other-attacks-hit-south-korea/

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Globe Business’ Affordable Postpaid Solutions Protect Entrepreneurs from “Bill Shock”

Postpaid plans are ideal for Filipino entrepreneurs who prefer to enjoy a features-rich mobile phone and data account that’s always ready—without the service cut-offs that happen when, say, a pre-paid plan runs out of load. The downside, of course, is the trauma that can happen when the entrepreneur receives his or her monthly bill. This trauma is so significant and distressing that it already has a name: “bill shock”.

To prevent bill shock and the distress it causes, Globe Business has come up with postpaid solutions that keep entrepreneurs happy with a variety of customized, reliable services that are also very affordable. In this way, entrepreneurs can keep communications costs down while maximizing the benefits brought to their business by telecoms technology.

These Globe Business postpaid solutions are perfect for entrepreneurs who do business while on the go: they are assured that wherever they are, they are backed by  by a postpaid plan that provides instant communication and access to critical data for decision-making and deal-making.

Business Plus Plan Zero allows you to build your own service package. Plan Zero means it comes without an offered postpaid plan. Instead, it focuses on specific services that cater to specific needs. Business Plus Plan Zero comes in four groups of services, each with their own primers.

If you are interested in enhancing your calling opportunities and expanding your reach to a wide range of networks, pick from the following services: UnliBloop (P100), Unli Call (P300), Duo (P399), Super Duo (P499) or 100 Local Calls (P400).

However, if you are are more inclined to sending messages, you might opt for a different set of primers. Choose from 300 Local Texts (P100), Unli Text (P200) or Unlitext All (P600).

For those who need quick access to their e-mails, as well as the internet, these services may be of use: 100 MB worth of mobile browsing (P100) or Unli Data (P1000).

Lastly, if you have a Blackberry and need services that are specific to your phone, there are also primers for you to choose from: BIS License (P400), BES License (P500), Unli BIS (P600) or Unli BES (P1000).

However, if you are looking for a plan to accompany these features, you should sign up for Globe Business’ Business Flex. Avail for any of their consumbale plans: Plan 500, Plan 800, Plan 1200, Plan 1800, Plan 2500 and Plan 3500. Plan services 800 and above are also welcomed to add one primer service. Choose from Unli Call, Unli Text, Unli Text All, Unli Data, Unli BIS and Unli BES. The rest of the primer services may be made available as add ons.

Be aware that primers attached to Business Flex are deducted from your consumable amount. Primers cannot exceed their MSF and are renewed and charged full against the consumable amount ever 30-days.

Running a business can be demanding but investing in a Globe Business postpaid plan will help run your business smoothly. Discover how using telecoms technology from Globe Business can give you more time for the most important things in life. Just get in touch with your Globe Business Account Manager; or visit any Globe Store; or call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 7301010. You may also log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business.

Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.