According to recent IBM X-Force data, spammers and spam botnets typically work the same hours we do to maximize their returns.
IBM X-Force IRIS combines incident response with threat intelligence to help organizations analyze cybercriminals' behavior and predict future trends.
The IBM X-Force Exchange features new capabilities and notifications to help security analysts collaborate and share threat intelligence more efficiently.
Before it started fading out in June 2016, Shifu malware appeared to be targeting banks in Japan and the U.K. and evolving at a steady pace.
TrickBot Habla Español: Trojan Widens Its Attack Scope in Spain, Brings Redirection Attacks to Local Banks
The TrickBot Trojan has been steadily ramping up its activity this year, going into a rather intensive period of updates and attacks that started in Q2.
The information and communication technology (ICT) industry suffered the second-most attacks out of all sectors monitored by IBM X-Force in 2016.
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.
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.
IBM X-Force attributed a recent wave of malware-induced Active Directory (AD) lockouts across several IR engagements to the operators of the QakBot Trojan.