‏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.

Qbot New Obfuscation Technique Bypasses Antimalware Security

The Cisco Talos team, the cybersecurity research arm of Cisco networks has disclosed the new variant of Qbot (AKA Oakbot), an extensible banking trojan which is infecting vulnerable Windows computers in the wild. With its various ways to trap the user in executing the dropper, either through a malicious email, infected website links and drive-by

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Healthcare Institutions And Cyber Security Preparations

The healthcare industry’s market is rapidly expanding as the population ages on a global scale. Therefore, in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, digital transformation is promoted and the way of next-generation healthcare is required. Cost of healthcare increases all the time, therefore, governments should formulate new health and medical strategy fit for their country. All

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Oracle WebLogic Servers Hit With Zero-Day Attack

Oracle WebLogic Servers are not the usual targets when it comes to cyber attacks. Besides, the service is a niche and is facing strong competition from the likes of Amazon with their AWS and Google with its fleet of web services. This time, a new ransomware variant named Sodinokibi has penetrated WebLogic Servers using a

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At What Level An AntiMalware Product Is Still Effective?

New cybercrime techniques aimed at PCs and mobile devices are emerging every day, and it seems that the use of integrated security software that provides multi-layered defense measures is a shortcut for strengthening countermeasures. Or that is what the antivirus vendors would like everyone believe. Who are involved with cybercrimes: Persons who seek information on

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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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