Asokan is senior correspondent for Information Security Media Group's global news desk. She has previously worked with IDG and other publications where she reported on developments in technology, minority-rights and education.
Iranian-led disinformation campaigns and other cyberthreats against the U.S. are likely to surge in the aftermath of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani's death, security and political experts told a House committee Wednesday. That's why federal agencies need to shore up their defenses.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is ratcheting up the pressure on Apple to unlock two iPhones belonging to a Saudi national who carried out a deadly shooting in December. The attorney general is labeling the shooting as an act of terrorism and says Apple is hampering a counterterrorism investigation.
A ransomware attack has held London-based foreign currency exchange firm Travelex hostage since New Year's Day, the company confirmed Tuesday. It appears that the Sodinokibi group is behind the attack and is asking for millions from the company.
Microsoft has taken control of 50 domains that the company says were used by a hacking group with ties to North Korea. The attackers used these sites to launch spear-phishing attacks against specific victims and spread malware.
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a security alert this month after a ransomware attack took down the IT network of an unnamed maritime facility. Investigators believe that the incident involved the Ryuk ransomware strain and started with a phishing email.
The U.S. Cyber Command is weighing several cyber strategies to counter Russian influence and interference during the 2020 presidential election, The Washington Post reports. The measures reportedly could include a 'limited cyber operation' against Russian targets.
An advanced persistent threat espionage campaign with suspected ties to the Chinese government quietly targeted businesses and governments in 10 countries for two years, bypassing two-factor authentication, according to a report by Fox-IT.
For two years, an attack group using Ukraine-based infrastructure has been creating hundreds of lookalike domains to target customers of 14 different Canadian banks via phishing attacks, security researchers at Check Point warn.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released three biometric datasets to help organizations research new types of secure digital identification systems and authentication processes. NIST also released a study on facial recognition technology that raises some concerns.
A federal judge ruled this week that the U.S. government is entitled to proceeds from Edward Snowden's memoir and his paid speeches because the former NSA contractor did not submit his materials to his former federal employers for review before publishing.
A new cyberespionage campaign has targeted hundreds of manufacturing and other industrial firms in South Korea and has spread to other parts of Asia and Europe, CyberX reports. The apparent goal of the campaign is to steal trade secrets and intellectual property as well as credentials.
McAfee's ownership team is exploring a deal to acquire NortonLifeLock, the renamed, publicly traded firm that was formerly the consumer and small business security division of Symantec, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites "people familiar with the matter."