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.
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.
As governments and organizations around the globe rethink their use of the Zoom teleconference platform as a result of ongoing privacy and security concerns, the company is making more system changes and has formed a CISO advisory board.
For nearly a decade, five hacking groups with apparent links to the Chinese government have targeted vulnerable Linux servers that make up the backend IT infrastructure of thousands of companies and organizations around the world, according to a research report from BlackBerry.
Researchers at Boston University have written a research paper that proposes creating a smartphone app that uses short-range transmission technologies that can inform users if they have been in close proximity to a person infected with COVID-19 - while maintaining privacy.
The FBI has arrested a Russian national for allegedly helping an international cybercriminal gang launder its money by turning cash into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to court documents.
Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft.
Security researchers are tracking a variant of the prolific Mirai botnet called Mukashi, that's taking advantage of vulnerabilities in network-area storage devices made by Zyxel and giving its operators the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Zyxel has issued a patch for the vulnerability.
The Trump administration is reportedly in talks with tech companies, including Facebook and Google, to explore whether it's possible to use real-time location data from smartphones to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. But some privacy advocates are raising concerns about such tracking efforts.
Cybercriminals, and perhaps nation-state hackers, that are attempting to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic are now turning their attention to mobile devices to spread malware, including spyware and ransomware, security researchers warn.