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.

Download the complete IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly – 3Q 2015

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