Companies in Russia and Ukraine suffered a widespread attack known as Bad Rabbit that directed victims to a Dark Web site to pay for their stolen files.
The best way to remediate zero-day threats is to focus on proactively assessing and patching the vulnerabilities that facilitate them.
According to IBM X-Force, misconfigured cloud databases accounted for more than 71 percent of reported leaked records so far in 2017.
IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) detected a sixfold increase in attacks involving embedded CPU mining tools between January and August 2017.
IBM X-Force reported a downward trend in publicly available exploit code, but security teams must still prioritize vulnerability and patch management.
According to IBM X-Force data, cybercriminals have been targeting industrial control systems in the energy and utilities sector at an increasing rate.
According to recent IBM X-Force data, spammers and spam botnets typically work the same hours we do to maximize their returns.