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.
Despite an overall shift away from traditional ransomware in favor of crypto-mining malware, research shows that ransomware is still alive and well in the form of highly targeted attacks.
Researchers uncovered a spam campaign that threatened to unleash the devastating WannaCry ransomware on unsuspecting victims who failed to pay a fee of roughly $650 by June 22, 2018.
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.
Cybercriminals launched various phishing scams targeting World Cup fans leading up to and during the first week of the monthlong international soccer tournament.
Threat hunting enables security teams to shift from simply responding to attacks to proactively identifying and mitigating threats before they hit enterprise networks.
Malicious cryptocurrency mining techniques have gobbled up approximately 5 percent of all Monero in circulation today, according to a recent study.
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.
Organizations can significantly reduce the risk and cost of ransomware recovery by investing in cloud data protection tools that feature file and object store encryption capabilities.
Information technology (IT) professionals named malware prevention the largest threat and responsibility for security teams in 2018, according to a May 2018 report.