Micro Incorporated (TYO:
4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced
details of its close cooperation with the FBI to identify, arrest and
bring to trial the individuals linked to the infamous Counter Antivirus
(CAV) service Scan4You. Ruslans Bondars was found guilty as a result of
the trial, while Jurijs Martisevs pleaded guilty in March 2018. The
arrest and trial were the result of an exclusive investigative
cooperation between Trend Micro researchers and the FBI.
Scan4You allowed cybercriminals to check the detection of their latest
malware against more than 30 modern antivirus engines, enabling them to
make attacks more successful.
Trend Micro began its research back in 2012 and collaborated closely
with the FBI. The service went offline following the arrest of two
suspected administrators in May 2017.
"As a leading voice and global citizen in the fight against cybercrime,
we are always proud to support law enforcement globally,” says Ed
Cabrera, chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro. "In this case our
global threat intelligence network and team of researchers proved an
invaluable resource for the FBI as it honed-in on this notorious CAV
service. This is a big blow to cybercrime, helping to disrupt countless
threat actors and prove there are consequences to their actions. We
stand shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement in our efforts to secure
the connected world.”
Trend Micro has a long and successful history of cooperation with global
law enforcement. To date, our investigative efforts have supported
approximately 20 law enforcement cases around the world, including work
with Interpol, Europol and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
Most recently, a multi-year collaboration with the NCA led to the
successful conviction of the operator of notorious CAV service
To find out more on Scan4You and how Trend Micro’s research-fueled
solutions and collaboration with law enforcement help to proactively
block threats from impacting customer organizations, read our new white
Rise and Fall of Scan4You.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions,
helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our
innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide
layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and
endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat
intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized
visibility and investigation, enabling better, faster protection. With
nearly 6,000 employees in more than 50 countries and the world’s most
advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations
to secure their connected world. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.
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