Cyber attackers have been quick to exploit the Hearbleed OpenSSL bug, to the tune of hundreds of thousand attacks per day in the week after the public revelation of its existence, the statistics shared in the latest quarterly IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report have shown.
IBM has acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, a cloud security services provider.
Peter Jopling, CTO and Software Security Executive, IBM UK & Ireland, talks about threats to cloud infrastructure providers, the importance of real-time data analytics, illustrates the way cloud enables cybercriminals to expand the scope and size of their attacks, and more.
IBM has patented a technique that helps online and cloud-based businesses improve their ability to eliminate fraud by analyzing browsing behavior to determine whether customers are who they say they are after accessing a website or app via a computer, tablet or other mobile device.
When Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update to patch the zero day Internet Explorer vulnerability on May 1, it was revealed by researchers from security company FireEye that the bug was being actively exploited by attackers targeting US-based defense and financial firms.