In 2018, IBM X-Force researchers observed organized cybercrime groups collaborating, rather than competing over turf or even attacking each other, for the first time.
According to IBM X-Force IRIS research, threat actors will continue to search for ways to leverage Spectre, Meltdown and other hardware vulnerabilities to steal data in the coming years.
IBM X-Force saw a decline in ransomware in 2018 as cybercriminals shifted tactics to cryptojacking and attacks that don’t leverage malware.
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.