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.
An unsecured, internet-facing database belonging to cosmetic giant Estee Lauder exposed over 440 million company records, including email addresses and IT logs, a researcher discovered. What can be done to prevent such mishaps?
Security researchers have found that the developers of the Emotet Trojan have created a new way to spread it to more victims - attackers are using unsecured WiFi networks as a way to deliver the malware to more devices.
Over the weekend, an extensive disruption to Iran's telecommunication networks knocked out about 25 percent of the country's internet service for several hours, according to NetBlocks, which tracks internet freedom across the globe.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr says the United States and its allies should take a "controlling stake" in Huawei's chief competitors, Findland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, to help make them more viable and improve the security of emerging 5G networks.
In a recently discovered phishing campaign, hackers attempted to steal victims' passwords and credentials by posing as a former Wall Street Journal reporter and sending documents with potential interview questions, according to security firm Certfa.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission is launching an investigation into how Google uses customer data for its location services after the privacy watchdog received numerous complaints from consumer rights organizations across the European Union.
A 21-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking gaming company Nintendo over three years to access servers and steal confidential data, including details on hardware, games and developer tools.
Trend Micro researchers created a phony "smart factory" that lured attackers, demonstrating how they are increasingly focusing on industrial control systems and have become adept at planting malware within vulnerable infrastructure.
A New York Times reporter apparently was targeted with spyware developed by the NSO Group as part of a campaign that may be linked to a Saudi Arabia group, which has previously been accused of hacking attempts against dissidents, journalists and human rights lawyers, according to the think tank Citizen Lab.
A spear-phishing campaign targeted a U.S. government agency for several months last year using emails with content about North Korea geopolitics as a lure, according to an analysis from Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.
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.