In manufacturing, security incidents occurred at a rate 40 percent higher than the average across all other industries in 2016, according to X-Force data.
IBM X-Force attributed a recent wave of malware-induced Active Directory (AD) lockouts across several IR engagements to the operators of the QakBot Trojan.
According to IBM X-Force research, 19 percent of cyberattacks observed over the past two years occurred during the month of December.
It took fraudsters less than 24 hours after the disclosure of a previously unknown Apache Struts 2 vulnerability to develop a Python script to exploit it.
WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Across the Globe, Makes Organizations Wanna Cry About Microsoft Vulnerability
The operators of malware known as WannaCry/WanaCrypt0r 2.0 are believed to have caused the biggest ransomware attack ever recorded.
According to the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, cybercriminals targeted the financial services sector more than any other industry in 2016.
Just in time for IoT Day, the Mirai botnet is launching attacks with a new trick up its sleeve: a built-in bitcoin mining component.