Trend Micro Aims At Ransomware With Free Hotline, Tools

Dallas-based cybersecurity software developer Trend Micro is taking aim at the ransomware market, saying yesterday that it has launched a new, free hotline to help victims of ransomware, and also rolled out a number of free tools to help remove ransomware from computers. The company said its new ransomware hotline--at 1-877-558-7363--will provide tech support and advice to users, and also point users at free, ransomware removal tools. The company is hoping the hotline and awareness efforts will drive more computer users to install its cybersecurity software: the company said it hopes consumers will purchase Trend Micro Security 10, its latest cybersecurity software, which it says provides ransomware protection tools.