IBM X-Force revealed that WannaCry spread to its targets like a computer worm. But unlike a classic worm, it carried a malicious payload of ransomware.
The best strategy to defend against the WannaCry ransomware attack and similar events is to adopt tools to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
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.
Although security researchers discovered Shellshock more than two years ago, it remains popular among fraudsters with basic skill sets and light wallets.
The IBM X-Force Application Security Research Team discovered an arbitrary write vulnerability in Nexus 9's kernel, putting application data at risk.
X-Force researchers disclosed several Android vulnerabilities that could enable cybercriminals to use custom boot modes to take over Nexus 6 and 6P modems.