The information and communication technology (ICT) industry suffered the second-most attacks out of all sectors monitored by IBM X-Force in 2016.
Further analysis of impacted Petya ransomware victims led our team to conclude that this attack was specifically aimed at organizations within Ukraine.
It appears that the current Petya payload is being distributed using the same exploits that were part of the leaks that powered the spread of WannaCry.
The TrickBot Trojan, which recently tested redirection attacks in France, expanded its list of targets to include banks in Sweden and other Nordic areas.
Amid a period of targetless activity, IBM X-Force researchers are wondering where the operators behind the Zeus Sphinx Trojan are planning to strike next.
The X-Force Exchange threat intelligence sharing platform brings collaboration to the forefront of the ongoing fight against WannaCry and other malware.
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.