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.
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.
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued an alert warning that fraudsters are using spoofed job application portals and websites to steal personal information, including payment card details, from would-be applicants.
Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill that would make possession of ransomware a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, similar to moves at least two other states have already made. But is such legislation effective?
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation that would require the Department of Homeland Security to appoint cybersecurity leaders in each state to help combat growing cyberthreats against units of local government.
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.
The CEOs of the three largest voting machine manufacturers testified before a U.S. Congressional committee that they would be open to greater federal oversight of their equipment to help ensure the security of voting data in upcoming elections, including the 2020 presidential contest.
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.