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.
The FBI has created a new policy to give "timely" breach notifications to state and local officials concerning election hacking and foreign interference. The updated guidelines look to correct some of the mistakes in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
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.
Officials at the Albany International Airport paid a ransom to cybercriminals after the facility's systems were hit with Sodiniokibi ransomware strain, according to local media reports. It's the same crypto-locking malware that has crippled currency exchange firm Telenex since the start of the year.
Two Democratic Congressmen have sent letters to nine federal financial regulatory agencies asking that they take action to shore up cyber defenses in the sector because of looming security threats from Iran.
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.
The FBI and local police are investigating how scammers posing as a contractor for a local bridge project tricked officials in a small Colorado town into electronically transferring over $1 million to a fraudulent account, according to the Denver Post.
Certain federal agencies, especially units within the Department of Defense, still have plenty of work to do when it comes to sharing cybersecurity information and threat intelligence among themselves as well as with the private sector, according to a report recently sent to Congress.
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.