As senior correspondent for Information Security Media Group's global news desk, Ishita covers news worldwide. She previously worked at Thomson Reuters, where she specialized in reporting breaking news stories on a variety of topics.
German prosecutors believe that an alleged Russian hacker who apparently is a member of an elite military unit is responsible for the 2015 cyberattack against Germany's parliament, according to a news report. Earlier, the suspect was charged in connection with U.S. 2016 election interference.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a private organization that helps self-regulate brokerage firms and exchange markets in the U.S., warns that a "widespread, ongoing" phishing campaign is targeting its members.
Declaring that threats to the United States' power grid are a national emergency, President Donald Trump is taking steps designed to help defend the grid from foreign interference by focusing on the supply chain.
As Google and Apple prepare to offer a jointly developed infrastructure for contact-tracing smartphone apps to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, is raising concerns about the risks involved.
Nearly 10 months after Facebook and the FTC agreed to a record-setting $5 billion settlement over misuse of user data, a federal judge has finally signed off on the deal, while questioning the adequacy of laws governing major technology firms.
U.S. and U.K. law enforcement officials have shut down hundreds of suspicious domains with COVID-19 names and themes that have been used to support criminal efforts to steal credentials, spread malware and spoof government sites and programs.
Cybercriminals are using spoofed messages and images from Zoom and Cisco WebEx as lures in new phishing campaigns that are designed to steal credentials or distribute malware, according to the security firm Proofpoint.
About 25,000 email addresses and passwords that are apparently for staff at the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other organizations have been dumped online, according to the Washington Post.
Massachusetts and Indiana have reached separate settlements with Equifax over the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of residents of both states. The company will pay a total of almost $38 million to settle with the states.
The U.S. Defense Department needs to improve its cybersecurity training programs for civilian and military employees to reduce the risks that common security incidents pose, a new audit from the Government Accountability Office finds.
Ads for phishing kits doubled last year on underground forums and dark net markets, with prices skyrocketing over 149 percent - an apparent indicator of strong demand, according to security firm Group-IB.
Fraudsters waging business email compromise schemes are attempting to steal money from state agencies and healthcare providers that are buying medical equipment and supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI warns.