IBM X-Force's top security predictions for 2019 cover a range of potential attack schemes and consequences, from industry-specific prognostications to a rapid expansion of emerging criminal schemes.
Ahead-of-threat detection enables security professionals and consumers to identify potential phishing websites faster than traditional browser protection apps can blacklist active cyberthreats.
IBM X-Force researchers observed the Necurs botnet spewing millions of spam emails from more than 30,000 malicious IPs to extort bitcoin from victims who may or may not have viewed adult content.
X-Force observed attackers using known Drupal vulnerabilities, including Drupalgeddon, to target websites and the underlying infrastructure that hosts them, leveraging Shellbot to open backdoors.
IBM X-Force researchers unpacked ExoBot's inner workings to reveal insights into its dynamic mechanisms and the features that help criminals use it in cross-channel bank fraud schemes.
IBM X-Force researchers discovered that BackSwap, a banking Trojan that had previously only targeted Polish banks, now has its sights set on six banks in Spain.
IBM X-Force reported that mobile malware developers uploaded at least 10 malicious downloader apps to the Google Play Store as the first step in a process that fetches BankBot Anubis.
In June's security news, IT experts and educators around the world worked to create a new cybersecurity career pathway through initiatives designed to alleviate the industrywide skills shortage.
IBM X-Force researchers observed several ongoing spam campaigns tied to the World Cup — many of which used the official branding of tournament sponsors to lure victims.
Two decades ago, Cris Thomas testified before Congress about various cybersecurity issues he uncovered as a white hat hacker. Today, he works as a penetration testing specialist for IBM X-Force Red.