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.
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."
German automaker BMW was hit by suspected Vietnamese hackers in an apparent industrial espionage attack, German media outlet Bayerischer Rundfunk reports, adding that the same attackers apparently also targeted South Korea's Hyundai. Experts say Vietnamese government-backed APT attackers are on the rise.
Several e-commerce sites were targeted with a card skimming campaign that used the Salesforce-owned Heroku cloud platform to host skimmer infrastructure and stolen credit card data, according to a new report from the security firm Malwarebytes.
A new malware campaign uses a Trojanized version of the game Tetris to target healthcare and educational institutions for credential stealing, according to Blackberry Cylance. Analysts have observed evidence of the threat actors attempting to deliver ransomware with the 'PyXie' Trojan.
Researchers uncovered an unsecured database belonging to TrueDialog, a business SMS texting solutions provider, which exposed data on millions, including text messages, names, addresses and other information, according to a report by VPNMentor researchers. The database has since been closed.
Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers. Google says the attack attempts occurred in the third quarter of this year and targeted users of such services as Gmail, Drive and YouTube.
An audit from the U.S. Energy Department's Inspector General finds that the agency is prone to making the same cybersecurity mistakes year-after-year. This includes exposing critical infrastructure, including nuclear facilities, to outside hacking and attacks.
An unidentified strain of malware appears to have infected point-of-sale machines used at certain New York restaurants owned by the chain Catch. The malware exposed customer payment card data to hackers, the company says.
The FCC voted unanimously Friday to ban telecommunications companies from using FCC funds to buy equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE because they pose a "national security threat." Also under consideration is a plan to rip and replace equipment from the firms.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is warning that the increasing use of cryptocurrencies known as "stablecoins," without proper safeguards and regulations, could pave the way for crime, including money laundering and terrorism financing.
An unsecure database belonging to PayMyTab, a company that provides U.S. restaurants with mobile payment apps and devices, left payment card and other customer data exposed, according to a new report from two independent security researchers.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has sent letters to the State Department and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey raising concerns about the insider breach at the social media platform and the role that Saudi Arabia is playing in manipulating American tech firms to crack down on dissidents.