Asokan is a U.K.-based senior correspondent for Information Security Media Group's global news desk. She previously worked with IDG and other publications, reporting on developments in technology, minority rights and education.
The head TikTok has been summoned by European lawmakers from different parliamentary committees for an inquiry into its privacy practices. In a letter sent to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew on Thursday, the heads of five European Parliament committees requested that Chew appear for an in-person probe.
More than five dozen British lawmakers across political parties and privacy organizations called for an "immediate stop" to real-time facial recognition in the United Kingdom. Live facial recognition faces a ban in Europe and its use by police is banned in a handful of U.S. jurisdictions.
More than four dozen cybersecurity mavens say a proposed European Union mandate for software publishers to inform the trading bloc's cybersecurity agency of zero-day exploits within 24 hours of their discovery risks harming cybersecurity efforts.
French lawmakers on Wednesday will mull limits on virtual private networks as part of an anti-cybercrime measure that would also require web browsers to notify users when they access websites listed on a government blacklist. The bill, widely known as SREN, passed the French Senate in June.
The head of a key European Parliament committee said he's concerned about media reports suggesting that a proposal mandating that instant messenger apps scan for CSAM was crafted under the influence of an American tech foundation and a nonprofit with ties the British and U.S. government.
Contrary to the popular notion that ransomware hackers are sophisticated launderers of their stolen money, research shows they use straightforward mechanisms to transfer their bitcoin - allowing researchers to follow their money trail. Only a small number of them transacted with a crypto mixer.
A Chinese hacking group linked to state authorities has upgraded its capabilities to target companies with headquarters in the United States and East Asia, warns an alert from Japanese and American cyber agencies. The group, BlackTech, has a customized firmware backdoor tailored for Cisco routers.
The British government's first-ever global summit on artificial intelligence will focus on mitigating cybersecurity and safety risks tied to the emerging technology. The AI Safety Summit planned for Nov. 1-2 will focus on mitigating risks tied to frontier AI.
The Polish data regulator launched a probe into OpenAI's ChatGPT for potential privacy violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation. The Polish regulator is the third European data protection agency to raise privacy concerns related to ChatGPT.
The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
Hundreds of Dutch patrons of a now-defunct credential marketplace received warnings from national police in an attempt to prevent potential crimes using illicitly obtained personal identifiable information. Dutch national police Politie said it had contacted 400 "possible customers" of WeLeakInfo.
A day after the British Parliament approved a bill intended to eradicate child abuse content, cabinet officials called on social media giant Meta to halt a rollout of end-to-end encryption. Meta hasn't provided assurances that it will safeguard users, charged Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
The private sector's frenzy to incorporate generative AI into products is leading companies to overlook basic security practices, a Google executive warned Tuesday. "Most people are still struggling with the basics," said John Stone, whose title at Google Cloud is "chaos coordinator."
Credit reporting agency TransUnion may be the subject of a hacking incident leading to a data breach after a hacker apparently stole information of 58,505 customers across North and South America and Europe. TransUnion has not acknowledged the hack and refused to discuss the matter on the record.
A financially motivated criminal syndicate that mainly operates in Telegram and underground forums has expanded its criminal arsenal to deploy ransomware and other intrusion capabilities on various cloud applications, warn Mandiant researchers.