‏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.

Ransomware Attack: Windows Server Hosting Provider Still Down

Ransomware attacks can cripple a company’s operation, as we have seen in many ransomware articles we have written here since 2017’s WannaCry. However, when a hosting provider becomes a victim of it, all its customers are affected, especially in a case where the file encryption was so severe to a point the only way to

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Chrome Scrolling Bug May Expose Users To Convincing Phishing Attacks

Security conscious users are still wary of using mobile banking apps, for the very reason they cannot clearly determine if the bank app connects their online banking account to the bank’s servers in an encrypted fashion. The usual verification of a TLS connection is by checking the address bar of the web browser, it provides

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Dangers Of Trusting Everything Found Online – Security Tips

First of all, in cases where you usually use a PC and a security warning is displayed that is not very surprising. Windows for the longest time since Windows Vista 13-years ago had introduced a concept many people were annoyed about, User Account Control. However, not all warnings should be ignored, especially if the warning

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Online Scams And Fraud Increasing Trends in Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) disclosed in a report dated May 2019 that 378,000 cases of scams, mostly from the online environment were reported to the commission for the whole of 2018. Australians collectively lost AU$489 million, 41.7% more than 2017. ACCC runs Scamwatch, which separately collected 177,516 reports, that number is so

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Highlights Of China Vs Amnesty International Hong Kong Cyber Attack

Hong kong is considered as an SAR or Special Administrative Region, it kept its own internal ministerial government directly elected by Hong Kong people and they continue to use their HK$ as currency. But seems like that the “autonomy” does not end there when it comes to cyberspace, as hacker groups allegedly linked with Beijing

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These Are The Emerging Cybersecurity Threats Of 2019

The Cyber Security arms race between hackers and security professionals took another turn in 2018 as the escalation of technology between the two sides continues. According to the Cisco’s 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, hackers layered their attacks with new techniques and innovations that challenged the cybersecurity defenses of organizations across the world. According to the

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Major IT Issues: Threats Posed By Mobile Fraud & Account Theft

Smartphones and other mobile devices such as tablets and smartwatches are fast becoming more “personal computers” than the PC. People interact with these devices and store more personally identifiable information in them more than any laptop or desktop computer. In today’s technology-driven world, even the first thing to do after waking-up is checking the notification

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Beapy Cryptojacking Malware: The Return Of Eternal Blue Exploit

The Eternal Blue exploit, the infamous Windows bug that the U.S. National Security Agency weaponized and was eventually leaked by the Shadow Brokers hacking group, which was then later used for the successful WannaCry ransomware campaign in 2017 is re-emerging. WannaCry launched ransomware into public prominence and even made an estimated $4 billion profit for

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What Went Wrong: The 2019 Humble Bundle Security Breach Case

Humble Bundle, the digital storefront for video games is a blessing for indie game developers for at least 8 years now. The company which now operates as a subsidiary of Ziff Davis since October 2017, has been a strong force of distributing indie game titles that will otherwise are not visible to a typical gamer.

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The Basics Of Choosing The Best Webhosting Service

How to choose a web hosting plan: Various vendors offer webhosting service, but how should people choose which server to use? The point is the balance between cost and functionality. The cost of the webhosting server can vary considerably from a few dollars to several thousand dollars or more a month. What is the difference

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