‘Most incident response professionals face mental health problems’
Most incident response professionals seek help for mental health problems, according to a new report from IBM Security. More than half experience stress and anxiety in their daily lives.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicked off on October 1. Over the course of the month, EU and US security a... Read more
What we learned from billions of IBM data points tracking cybercrime
Ransomware remains king, the manufacturing industry is its biggest target and Linux malware has taken off. Today, IBM's security branch shared an insight into the security landscape of 2021.
IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence uses billions of data points to shadow cybercriminals. Last year... Read more
IBM Security X-Force sees surge in ransomware attacks in June
The amounts demanded as ransom are also exploding, up to as much as $40 million.
IBM reports that as of September 2020, one in four attacks that its Security X-Force Incident Response has remediated this year have been caused by ransomware.
In addition, ransomware incidents appeared to explo... Read more
New ransomware targets servers
An unusual type of ransomware has been discovered that focuses specifically on servers. Analysts from Intezer and IBM X-Force have discovered the new ransomware and named it PureLocker.
The name is based on the programming language used, namely the PureBasic language. According to ZDNet, it is u... Read more
IBM: Destructive malware attacks have doubled since January
The number of destructive malware attacks doubled in the first half of 2019 compared to the second half of 2018. The largest growth can be seen in ransomware in combination with so-called wiper elements. This segment grew by no less than 116 percent since January of this year.
While not all ranso... Read more
“Cryptojacking increased by 450 percent in 2018
Cryptojacking attacks, in which hackers steal processor power from victims to generate cryptic currency, increased by 450 percent last year. This is shown by new research from IBM X-Force, the research bureau of IBM. Ransomware attacks actually decreased in 2018.
Wendi Whitmore, the head of the IBM... Read more