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.
The surge in phishing campaigns and other types of fraud using COVID-19 themes has diminished in recent weeks, according to the Microsoft Threat Protection Intelligence Team, which asserts in a new report that such campaigns were never a dominant threat.
The notorious Qbot banking Trojan is making a comeback with new features and capabilities that enable it to more effectively steal victims' financial data and credentials, according to cybersecurity researchers at F5 Labs.
Cybercriminals are continuing to take advantage of unsecured Amazon S3 buckets, with RiskIQ researchers recently finding card skimming code and redirects to a long-running malvertising campaign infecting several websites.
Japanese auto giant Honda has confirmed that it sustained a hack attack earlier this week that has affected production operations at several of its global facilities, including plants in the U.S., Japan, Turkey and Italy. Security researchers suspect ransomware is the likely culprit.
An ongoing phishing campaign has targeted top officials at a German multinational company tasked with procuring personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IBM. While it's not clear if these attacks were successful, they contain the hallmarks of a nation-state group.
The developers behind TrickBot have updated it to run from an infected device's memory to help better avoid detection, according to researchers at Palo Alto Network's Unit 42. The use of this malware has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recently revamped version of the Valak strain of malware is targeting Microsoft Exchange servers in the U.S. and Germany, according to recent research from Cybereason. The malware has been redesigned to act as an information stealer that can extract corporate data.
The FBI has arrested another alleged member of the FIN7 cybercrime gang, which has been stealing millions of payment cards and other financial data since at least September 2015. It's the fourth arrest of those tied to the group.
Two years after it was last seen in February 2018, ZLoader banking malware has resurfaced, with cybercriminals wielding a new version that gets distributed via email campaigns, security firm Proofpoint warns.
Some fraudsters waging phishing campaigns are using fake websites hosted on Google's Firebase Storage service in an attempt to harvest credentials, according to Trustwave, which notes the phishing emails contain links to the service to make them look more credible.
ARCHER, a British high-performance computing system for academic and theoretical research, has been offline since May 11, when a "security incident" forced the University of Edinburgh to take down the supercomputer. The security incident also affected supercomputers in other parts of Europe, university officials say.
Fraudsters are honing their phishing emails tied to the COVID-19 crisis, using fake messages about business continuity plans and new payment procedures to spread the LokiBot information stealer, Microsoft researchers report.