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.
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.
State government officials told a Senate committee this week that more federal resources are needed to help states combat security cyberthreats, including ransomware. They also asked federal officials to share more information on looming security issues.
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.
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.