More than just a Hollywood trope, the Dark Web provides cover for nefarious individuals and organizations to launch anonymous attacks on corporate networks to exfiltrate valuable data. Attackers are targeting high-value communities and enterprises through this network of virtual tunnels and evolving threats like ransomware.
Read this issue of the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly to learn more from the security research experts at IBM X-Force about how to protect your network. Topics include:
- Ransomware: How has it evolved into a threat that nets criminals millions of dollars each year through “ransomware as a service” toolkits and “ransomweb” attacks targeting specific high-value communities?
- Should companies take measures to block connections to the Dark Web from their networks in order to limit attack surface and liability issues from content originating from Tor nodes?
- Vulnerability disclosures in the first half of 2015 totaled just over 4,000, and are on track to be the lowest in four years.
- The updated CVSS v3 scoring methodology now more accurately reflects the scope and impact of modern vulnerabilities.