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Aviation Can Anticipate an Increase in State-Sponsored Activity

The combination of lockdown measures, travel restrictions and stalling demand brought on by COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented collapse in the global air transport industry. Facing a projected loss of $84.3 billion in revenue and 32 million aviation-related jobs worldwide, nations are scrambling to provide much-needed financial support to sustain domestic
Publish At:2020-07-28 17:26 | Read:70 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Threat Research X-Force IRIS Incident Respo

New Research Exposes Iranian Threat Group Operations

IBM X-Force Incident Response Intelligence Services (IRIS) has uncovered rare details on the operations of the suspected Iranian threat group ITG18, which overlaps with Charming Kitten and Phosphorous. In the past few weeks, ITG18 has been associated with targeting of  pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. presidential campaigns. Now, due to operational erro
Publish At:2020-07-16 08:09 | Read:89 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Incident Response Threat Intelligence Threa

Deciphering Between Incident Management and Crisis Management

Cyber threats come in many forms and can severely impact business operations, brand reputation, financial standing and even lead to a lawsuit. Organizations must prepare to respond and manage cyber events at different organizational levels to limit their damage and accelerate recovery. Most businesses focus on incident management or crisis management to reac
Publish At:2020-07-16 08:09 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Threat Intelligence Threat Research X-Forc

COVID-19 Cybercrime Capitalizing on Brazil’s Government Assistance Program

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) has been tracking cybercrime capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic since January, and has observed the geographical areas of this activity shift over time. In February, cybercriminals were focusing on Asia, and we observed threat actors targeting potential victims in Japan with coronavirus-rel
Publish At:2020-07-07 11:48 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Threat Intelligence Threat Research X-Force

Multifactor Authentication: The Next Battleground

X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) has responded to multiple security incidents where multifactor authentication (MFA) was not implemented—but where implementing MFA might have significantly reduced the impact of the incident. Such incidents have even included destructive malware attacks, resulting in millions of dollars in losses and
Publish At:2020-06-11 10:22 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Threat Intelligence X-Force IRIS IBM X-For

How Threat Actors Are Adapting to the Cloud

With organizations increasingly moving to cloud environments, cloud security is more critical than ever. Cloud environments often hold large troves of valuable and sensitive data that can put organizations and their customers at risk if they are breached. At the same time, many organizations are still discovering best practices surrounding cloud security and
Publish At:2020-06-10 11:12 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Threat Intelligence X-Force IRIS Cloud Cloud

German Task Force for COVID-19 Medical Equipment Targeted in Ongoing Phishing Campaign

During the course of ongoing research on coronavirus-related cyber activity, IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) uncovered a COVID-19 related phishing campaign targeting a German multinational corporation (MNC), associated with a German government-private sector task force to procure personal protective equipment (Task Force Schutz
Publish At:2020-06-08 06:45 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incident Response Threat Intelligence Threat Research Phishi

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