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.
Australian transportation and logistics firm Toll Group has confirmed that it sustained a ransomware attack earlier this month that has forced the company to shut down several of its systems and led to delays in deliveries.
After a hiatus, TA505 - a sophisticated APT group that has targeted financial companies and retailers in several countries, including the U.S. - has returned with a campaign that uses HTML redirectors to deliver malicious Excel documents, according to Microsoft and other security researchers.
A federal judge has ruled that an insurer providing a "business owner's insurance policy" to a company that sustained a ransomware attack and was forced to replace most of its IT infrastructure must pay for the damages the security incident caused.
The U.S. Department of the Interior this week announced that it has temporarily grounded all drone operations, except for emergencies, citing concerns over national security and cybersecurity. The agency is joining the U.S. Army and Navy in raising concerns about unmanned aircraft made in China.
The United Kingdom will allow "limited" use of equipment from China's Huawei for the nation's emerging 5G networks. After the Tuesday announcement, the White House and some U.S. lawmakers again expressed concerns about the global security threat posed by the use of the Chinese firm's gear.
U.K. officials reportedly are considering a proposal to allow China's Huawei to play a limited role in providing certain equipment for the country's 5G rollout, which would defy calls from the U.S. for a complete ban of telecom gear from the company.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is supporting an EU proposal for a temporary ban on the use facial recognition technology in public areas and is calling for government regulation of artificial intelligence.
Cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated methods to turn illicitly gained cryptocurrency into cash, which raises new concerns about enforcing anti-money laundering laws, according to a report by Chainalysis.
Hackers with ties to the Russian government have targeted Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma with phishing attacks designed to steal credentials, according to researchers at Area 1 Security. The company is at the center of the impeachment of President Donald Trump.