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.
IBM X-Force revealed that WannaCry spread to its targets like a computer worm. But unlike a classic worm, it carried a malicious payload of ransomware.
The cybergang behind GootKit followed up its recent U.K. activity by launching redirection attacks at Italian banking services.
Since its inception two years ago, the IBM X-Force Exchange has grown into a comprehensive hub for industrywide threat intelligence collaboration.
Organizations affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack can leverage IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence with QRadar to mitigate this unprecedented threat.
It took fraudsters less than 24 hours after the disclosure of a previously unknown Apache Struts 2 vulnerability to develop a Python script to exploit it.