Trend Micro employee sold criminals data that fueled targeted scams

Gabriel E. Hall reports:

A new security incident was discovered by one of the most prominent anti-virus makers – Trend Micro. According to an official blog post that was published by the firm on Tuesday,[1] November 5, one of its employees accessed customer information database and harvested data, which later was sold to tech support scammers for profits. Trend Micro started the investigation in early August 2019 after receiving reports from its clients, and it soon became clear that the attacks are highly targeted.

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