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.
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.
As more of its employees shift to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Defense is warning workers to take security precautions to guard against potential hackers. It plans to release detailed guidance soon.
Facebook and Twitter have removed dozens of suspicious accounts after investigations found that many of them operating out of Ghana and Nigeria had ties to Russian groups attempting to spread disinformation to U.S. voters in the months before the November presidential election.
The new Cyberspace Solarium Commission released its highly anticipated report this week that offers more than 75 U.S. cybersecurity recommendations and calls for sweeping reforms. Here's a look at the key proposals.
Microsoft along with its partners from 35 countries has taken coordinated legal and technical action to disrupt Necurs, one of the largest botnets in the world, the company announced in a Tuesday blog post.
The U.S. is better prepared to respond to election interference and related cybersecurity issues than it was four years ago, several security professionals, including one of the FBI's top experts, tell Information Security Media Group.
A new report from the GAO finds that while multiple federal agencies have succeeded in closing and consolidating centers across the government, over the last eight years many facilities remain vulnerable to cyberthreats from lack of oversight and reporting.
Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
Improvements in behavioral biometrics and analytics are changing the way many financial services firms approach authentication. And more companies also are taking a "zero trust" approach to improve identity and access management, according to two security experts interviewed at RSA 2020.
Facebook recently investigated suspicious content meant to support U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders but was unable to substantiate involvement by Russians or supporters of President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports.