‏Athena Martinez is a security expert/analyst geek with almost 5 years of experience, writes on various topics pertaining to internet security with latest happening in the IT world thoroughly.

Off-The-Shelf Hacking Tools & Opportunity Cost Of Cybersecurity

Not all cyber attacks are caused by newly developed tools, nor by advanced hackers using zero-day exploits. Many of the hacks occur due to the use of off-the-shelf hacking tools and exploits, which are available for download on the Internet today. A pattern for use of off-the-shelf hacking tools was detected 5 African states: Ivory

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The Importance of Security in Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions- big things happening in the world of business. M&As have yielded wonderful results and have even resulted in the genesis of some of the most successful of business firms. Well, let’s look at another aspect of the M&A process. Typically seen as a mere boardroom thing, there are other aspects of M&A

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How to Secure Your ACS (Access Control System)

We live in a world where cybercrime has become a very common thing. Cybercriminals, who are turning more and more sophisticated with evolving technology, are always on the lookout for security holes that they can exploit to access systems, devices and networks to steal all kinds of data, ranging from corporate data to sensitive personal

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Story Behind the DDoS Attack VS Boston Children Hospital

A man from Massachusetts was found guilty of a cyber attack against a healthcare institution and sentenced for 10 years in prison. His name is Martin Gottesfeld, found guilty by the U.S. District Court under Judge Nathaniel Gorton. “It was your arrogance and misplaced pride that has been on display in this case from the

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Phone Call-Based Spear Phishing: Bank of America Alerted

The Better Business Bureau has warned banks, especially Bank of America and their depositors/creditors to be alert of a new phishing attack using a newer social engineering technique. Some victims of the new phishing attack suddenly realized that their bank accounts were totally wiped-out of funds, even without remembering if she gave her banking information

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Amazon’s Ring Security System, Beware! You Are Being Watched

An interesting saga that is making rounds on the internet is that Amazon’s Ring devices granted the company’s Ukraine-based research and development team as well as U.S. executives and engineers a free round the clock access to live feeds from some customer’s cameras, obviously, Ring denies the claim. Regardless of whether they needed the information

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Chinese Scammers Use Social Engineering to Swindle $18.6M

Fraud transaction through clever social engineering enabled Chinese phishers in successfully swindling an estimated $18.6 million from Tecnimont SpA’s Indian branch. With a cleverly written email that heavily resembles Pierrorberto Folgiero’s (the company’s Group CEO) was sent to Tecnimont Pvt Ltd, the phishers were able to persuade decision makers in the company’s India office to

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How to Protect Your Website From a Cyber Attack

Your website is your calling card to attract customers, and an unexpected cyber-attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you monitoring from the back end? With the right tools, your website can increase its security and prevent an attack. To avoid becoming the next victim, it’s time to take

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18-25 Age Group Poses Great Threat to Business Cybersecurity

Which age-group poses the greatest threat to business cybersecurity? Well, a recent study points out that it’s the millennials- those in the 18-25 age group who tend to break basic security rules. A new research report from identity governance platform SailPoint states that nearly 90 percent of youngsters in the 18-25 age group break basic

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Discussing Data Culture Development Within an Organization

Every organization today needs to develop a data culture, one that would pervade the whole of the organization and touch every single member within the organizational set-up. This is because we are living in a world where organizations are basically data-driven. Hence there is an absolute need to develop a data culture, with focus on

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