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.
Several members of the German Parliament, the Bundestag, and political activists in the country were targeted by a spear-phishing campaign, according to a local news report Friday. Parliament previously sustained a cyberattack in 2015.
The Council of the European Union has adopted a new cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting EU citizens and businesses from cyberthreats by promoting best practices, such as strong encryption and threat information sharing.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
There has been a spike in web shells being detected as ransomware gangs and other attackers increasingly target vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers following publication of proof-of-concept attack code for ProxyLogon, which is one of four zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft in early March.
Hackers used Trojanized Xcode projects to install backdoors on developers' devices as part of a supply chain attack, according to security firm Sentinel Labs. Xcode is Apple's integrated development environment for macOS.
Citing national security concerns, the Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with legal proceedings to ban three Chinese-owned companies from providing telecommunications services in the U.S.
Email security vendor Mimecast, which was targeted by the SolarWinds supply chain hack in January, reports in a Tuesday update that the hackers used the "Sunburst" backdoor as an initial attack vector to steal some source code. But Mimecast says it "found no evidence of any modifications" to that code.
The Pysa ransomware strain is increasingly targeting educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K., the FBI warns in a new flash alert. The hackers may threaten to leak exfiltrated data if a ransom is not paid.
Microsoft has released an interim mitigation tool designed to help smaller organizations take quick action to prevent attacks that exploit the unpatched ProxyLogon flaw in on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers.
A new malware spam email campaign is delivering the NanoCore remote access Trojan as a malicious Adobe icon to infect its victims, a new report by security firm Trustwave finds. The malware is designed to steal passwords and emails.
Microsoft is warning users of its Azure cloud platform that hackers are using several "living off the land" attack techniques to evade security measures, escalate privileges and deploy cryptominers. The software giant released a threat detection and mitigation strategy for the platform.