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.
CISA is warning about a possible password leak that could affect vulnerable Fortinet VPNs and lead to further exploitation. The latest agency notice comes just days after hackers began publishing what they claim are leaked passwords on underground forums, according to researchers.
Europol, along with the other law enforcement agencies in Europe, prevented payment fraud losses of $47.5 million by targeting fraudsters that were selling stolen card data on darknet websites known as card shops.
Sophos is warning some of its customers may have had their data exposed to a misconfigured internal system, according to a published report. The security firm confirmed that a "small set" of customers were affected.
Officials with the Baltimore County Public Schools are investigating a ransomware attack that distributed virtual learning for students this week. Now, the district has been forced to call-off its virtual classes until next Monday.
Interpol, Nigerian law enforcement agencies and security firm Group-IB have collectively uncovered a massive Nigerian business email compromise gang that was active across more than 150 countries. Three suspected members have been arrested in Nigeria.
The FBI has identified nearly 100 spoofed websites that use some incarnation of the agency's name. Fraudsters and other cybercriminals potentially could leverage the sites disinformation campaigns and credential theft.
Researchers have identified a fresh variant of the Grelos skimmer that has co-opted the infrastructure that MageCart uses for its own skimming attacks against e-commerce sites, according to RiskIQ. The malware has been found on several small and mid-size e-commerce sites worldwide.
The Chinese hacking group "Cicada" is exploiting the critical Zerologon vulnerability in Windows Server as part of a cyberespionage campaign that's mainly targeting Japanese companies' locations around the world, according to the security firm Symantec.
A recently identified Chinese hacking group dubbed "FunnyDream" has targeted more than 200 government entities in Southeast Asia since 2018 as part of an ongoing cyberespionage campaign, according to research from Bitdefender.
North Korean hackers are suspected of carrying out a supply chain attack that targeted businesses in South Korea using stolen digital certificates, according to researchers with ESET. The analysts believe that this campaign is related to the Lazarus Group.
A hacking operation that targeted defense contractors earlier this year was more expansive than first thought, with hackers using never-before-seen malicious tools to target specific victims, McAfee reports. A North Korean-linked APT group is suspected of carrying out the attack.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative 2.0, an updated version of a framework designed to strengthen cyber resilience in the banking and financial sector, will officially roll out in January and be implemented over the following two years.
A recently identified hacking group dubbed UNC1945 used a never-before-seen zero-day vulnerability in the Oracle Solaris operating system to target corporate networks and plant malware, according to FireEye Mandiant. This threat actor is known to focus on telecom, financial and consulting firm targets.
Aleksandr Brovko, a Russian national, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for stealing personally identifiable data and online banking credentials using a botnet, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Federal prosecutors estimate the losses at $100 million.