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.
"Molerats," an Arabic-speaking advanced persistent threat group that has been targeting victims for several years, is now abusing Facebook accounts, as well as other cloud-based platforms, to deploy previously undocumented malware as part of an ongoing espionage campaign, according to Cybereason.
Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who founded the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, has been found guilty of money laundering in France and has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to media reports. He faces additional charges in the U.S. and Russia.
A source code flaw in the Google Play store platform could enable attackers to perform remote code execution for credential theft on several prominent apps, a new report by security firm Check Point Research finds.
The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee have issued a warning about the national security threats posed by the Chinese government. The statement follows an opinion article published by DNI Director John Ratcliffe that called out China's cyber and other capabilities.
Twenty-five countries are likely using spyware sold by a company called Circles that can snoop on mobile phone calls and text messages, according to The Citizen Lab, a research organization based at the University of Toronto.
As part of a cyberespionage campaign, the Russian hacking group known as Turla deployed a backdoor called "Crutch" that uses Dropbox resources to help gather stolen data, according to the security firm ESET.
Check Point Research has identified new variants of the long-dormant Bandook spyware that are being used for espionage campaigns across the world targeting government, financial, energy, food industry, healthcare, education, IT and legal organizations.
CISA is warning about a possible password leak that could affect vulnerable Fortinet VPNs and lead to further exploitation. The latest agency notice comes just days after hackers began publishing what they claim are leaked passwords on underground forums, according to researchers.
Europol, along with the other law enforcement agencies in Europe, prevented payment fraud losses of $47.5 million by targeting fraudsters who were selling stolen card data on darknet websites known as card shops.
Sophos is warning that some of its customers may have had their data exposed to a misconfigured internal system, according to a published report. The security firm confirmed that a "small set" of customers was affected.
Officials with the Baltimore County Public Schools are investigating a ransomware attack that disrupted virtual learning for students this week. Now, the district has been forced to call-off its virtual classes until next Monday.
Interpol, Nigerian law enforcement agencies and security firm Group-IB have collectively uncovered a massive Nigerian business email compromise gang that was active across more than 150 countries. Three suspected members have been arrested in Nigeria.