It must have been a special pleasure for Trend Micro to block access to the phishing URL and domain that used their name and reputation to scam people.
Their analysts came across email spam with “Malware Blocking Tests put Trend Micro on Top” in the subject line. The email notified users about the recent NSS Labs tests, goes on about how they conducted the tests and how Trend Micro achieved the best results.
It then offers a link to an article about it, and at the bottom of the page a link that supposedly redirects the user to Trend Micro’s website, but is, in fact, a link to the phishing site.
Users are, once again, urged to be careful about links they click within emails.