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.
Security researchers are tracking a variant of the prolific Mirai botnet called Mukashi, that's taking advantage of vulnerabilities in network-area storage devices made by Zyxel and giving its operators the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Zyxel has issued a patch for the vulnerability.
The FBI has arrested a suspect who's charged in connection with waging distributed denial-of-service attacks against the campaign website of an unsuccessful 2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in California.