Trend Micro offers online tools for FIFA World Cup fans

-on global offensive to defend fans against World Cup Cyber threats-

OTTAWA, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicking off today phishing sites have intensified spam campaigns targeting Brazilians as well fans around the world. Canadians following the games can take a Trend Micro designed quiz to determine how likely they are to encounter World Cup related online threats.

Trend Micro, a global developer of security software solutions, is actively working to help defend against cyber threats related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Trend Micro threat experts have designed an online resource offering the most current information on the latest threats detected by the company's threat defense experts.

"Our 'Race to Security' quiz addresses threats specific to the World Cup. Whether you are a loyal supporter purchasing World Cup team swag online, or a curious observer casually checking scores, our goal is to help stop anyone's virtual pockets from being picked by cybercriminals," said George McTaggart, Director Marketing, Canada, Trend Micro."

The site offers fans free software to help protect a variety of devices from malware and other threats:

  • A quick two-minute quiz to determine what kind of sports fan someone is, and what online threats they are most likely to encounter based on the profile developed through the quiz.
  • Tips on what to avoid when receiving World Cup related offers, purchasing merchandise, email threats and malware disguised as Cup related, videos or news stories.

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe.  For more information, visit

SOURCE: Trend Micro Canada

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