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.
Now that security researchers have located the first exploits that take advantage of the BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, Microsoft is warning users to apply patches the company issued for this flaw before more dangerous exploits merge.
Federal prosecutors have charged a Long Island company, along with seven of its employees, with selling vulnerability-laden Chinese technology to the U.S. military and other agencies for a decade and passing the gear off as American made.
Facebook has revealed that, once again, it allowed third-party app developers to wrongfully gain access to its customers' private data. The company changed access for about 100 developers after the problem was discovered.
UniCredit, an Italian banking and financial services company, sustained a data breach exposing information on 3 million customers that went undetected for four years, the company has acknowledged. Find out what data was exposed.
The Chinese advanced threat group APT41 is using a new espionage tool to intercept SMS messages from specific phone numbers by infecting mobile telecommunication networks, according to the security firm FireEye Mandiant.
Calling election security a "national emergency," nearly 100 past and current Democratic and Republican lawmakers and other government officials have sent a letter to the Senate calling for passage of stalled legislation.
Senior government officials in at least 20 countries, including the U.S. and India, were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook's WhatsApp to take over users' phones, Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the messaging company's investigation.
Two hackers have pleaded guilty in connection with an extortion campaign tied to the theft of data on about 57 million Uber customers and drivers. The incident led to a massive fine against the ride-sharing company for its tardy breach notification and weak security.
Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., is demanding that the U.S. Government Accountability Office review how the Department of Homeland Security shares personal data with contractors following several recent security incidents in which such information was exposed.
The FBI issued a warning this week about skimmer attacks designed to steal payment card data from e-commerce sites. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also offered tips on defending against these attacks.
An unsecure database belonging to a company that provides hotel reservation management technology exposed about 179 GB of customer data, including travel arrangements and other data for U.S. military and other government personnel, according to a new report from two independent security researchers.
ESET researchers have uncovered a new cybercriminal scheme that uses a trojanized version of the Tor browser for stealing bitcoins from darknet users. So far, the scam has netted about $40,000 in virtual currency, the security firm says.
The prices for specific types of cybercriminal tools on darknet sites continue to rise, according to a recent analysis by security firm Flashpoint. Payment card and passport data remain the most sought-after commodities on these forums, research shows.