‏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.

Belgian Cryptocurrency Scam Blacklisted 113 Dubious Domains

As reported in the nextweb dot com., FSMA, The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority has found a fresh batch of cryptocurrency scams. It has added a swathe of new sites to its blockchain blacklist, expanding it to 113 dodgy domains. In a special warning to local investors, FSMA declared it prudent for Belgians to

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Opera Has Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet in Android Browser

The Norwegian-developed Web browser Opera has been competing with Internet Explorer since the 1990s, and then it was followed by the new-gen browser like Mozilla, Chrome, Safari, and other. Nevertheless, today Opera has more users than Internet Explorer. This week at the Hard Fork Decentralized event in London, UK, Opera announced, how it has a

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Zurich Insurance Group Refuses to Pay A Ransomware Victim

Any company that became a victim of ransomware has many expenses to expect. First in the list is the cost of the ransom payment demanded by the ransomware author. Companies with no reliable backup system in place that can recreate the lost data have no other choice but to hire professionals to rebuild the lost

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What Went Wrong: The 2018 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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Saipem after the Unauthorized Remote Access Incident

Saipem, the contractor of two big oil refineries, Duqm (based in UAE) and Saudi Aramco (headquartered in Saudi Arabia) has publicly announced that it was a victim of a cyber attack last December 10, 2018. Unauthorized users were able to penetrate the servers, but fortunately, failed to get a hold of the data stored on

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How Did This Clever Teenage Kid Hack Apple’s Server?

A Melbourne student has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s secured system after the organization told experts of the interruption (via The Age). The teenage minor, who can’t be named for legal reasons, showed up at an Australian Children’s Court on Thursday facing allegations of hacking into Apple’s servers on different events. Details of the

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Why Australia Is Sick And Tired Of No Young Cybersecurity Professionals

Similar to Japan, Australia is one of the few countries with a growing elderly population—and even though both economies are stable and strong, this reality will soon need some attention. For Australians, one of the biggest threats to their future is the lack of younger, skilled cybersecurity professionals who can uphold industry best practices. The

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When It Comes To Ransomware Attacks, Ignorance Is Death

When it comes to ransomware attacks, the risk massively outweighs our fear on the subject. As a plan for illicit profit, it has become the number one go-to exploit for cyber thieves looking to score the biggest possible pot of gold. And so far, it’s working really, really well. Ransomware is characterized as a kind

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Is IoT Headed To The Moon In A Broken Spaceship?

The incredible growth of the IoT landscape continues to amaze the market, as it predicted businesses around the world will likely spend about $772.5 billion on its expansion in 2018. That said, recent studies suggest the role of cybersecurity is essentially being overlooked by almost half these IoT organizations, all of whom require some degree

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How Severe Are The Vulnerabilities In Most Web Applications?

The Automated Code Analysis: Web Application Vulnerabilities in 2017 revealed that 94% of web applications suffer from high-severity software vulnerabilities. Positive Technologies, a security firm, tested every app that has different levels of severity and found that 85% of them have an exploitable vulnerability—and it’s safe to say cybercriminals have noticed this feature as well.

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