‏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.

2019 In-Review: The Cybersecurity Risks Involving Schools Are Real

Educational institutions are where we shape our knowledge in preparation for our adulthood. For every field of study, time needs to be spent in a curriculum designed in order to maximize learning opportunities, or that should be the case. In the field of IT, especially in cybersecurity, no school or a University can claim that

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Espionage Malware Karkoff Campaign Revealed

Cisco Talos has revealed in a report that the new campaign initiated by a group of hackers responsible for DNSpionage earlier that uses malware to infiltrate target firms. The malware has the capability to use both regular http and dns-based communication to its command and control servers, moving data stolen from computers to the custody

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Some of the Worst Passwords of 2019

Cybersecurity experts always advocate for a strong and unique password, and it is one of their top priority. They also continually identify the different patterns that make a strong, unique password. However, not many take this recommendation seriously, because they think it is difficult to remember or they are not able to come up with

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Bodybuilding.com Data Breach, A Year After A Phishing Attack

There are times, that the bad effects of a phishing attack are not immediately felt. The phishers usually run many parallel campaigns all at the same time, and due to volume may take a while for them to “schedule” a “follow-up” attack against a target after a successful phishing expedition. This what happened when bodybuilding.com,

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jQuery JavaScript Library, Target Of Pollution Attacks

We can safely say that the Internet and the World Wide Web today will not be possible without the use of a scripting language that most people often overlook, Javascript. Whether we like it or not, JavaScript made the web as interactive, usable and convenient to use, in fact disabling scripting will break the functionality

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Is China Racial-Profiling Its Minority?

Mainland China has already started its massive facial database of all mainland Chinese citizens and possibly permanent residents of the country as well. Beijing is keen on monitoring the movements of people in the mainland. This is the key to transform China into a cohesive unit, with the opposition to the ruling leaders in Beijing

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Minnesota’s Department of Human Service, Latest Victim Of Phishing

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) headed by its Commissioner Tony Lourey has issued a document to both houses of Congress detailing its data breach happened with the department affecting 11,000 people. It only took the hackers to persuade a DHS employee in opening an “invoice” email, and the department normally receives 92,500 phishing/spam emails

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Triton Hacker Group Attacks Saudi Petrochemical Company Again

FireEye, a mainstream cybersecurity consulting firm has recently exposed that a state-funded malware development group was behind an attempt to blow a Saudi-based Petrochemical facility using malware a second time. Called the “Triton” group, they have developed the eponymous malware, it takes control of machinery in order to overwork itself with the chance of eventual

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Firm’s Convenience VS Security, A Free Choice

As we have emphasized in this website many times in the past, security and convenience are two opposing principles when it comes to the digital lifestyle of an individual or a business entity. Each time convenience becomes the focus for an entity, the natural side-effect of a wider attack surface is the result. The measure

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7 Easy Steps To Secure Your Drupal Website

Let’s hope that all the Drupal website is updated and patched, and in that case, all the critical security flaw, Drupalgeddon2, is not likely to return. Even so, with the craze of cryptocurrency mining attack still lurking around the unpatched websites, here is a quick way to secure Drupal? Here is a list of 7 basic steps

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