‏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.

Huawei Refutes NCISA’s Cyber Espionage Accusations

The Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NCISA) has accused Huawei, a Chinese telecom company and mobile phone vendor for being under the command of Beijing to conduct cyber espionage. NCISA claims that the use Huawei devices compromise one’s user privacy, especially due to strong ties of Chinese companies with the Beijing regime. “China’s

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Bitcoin Scam Demanding Payment to Call Off Hitman

An email scam of a new kind is being reported; it seems people are getting emails that demand payment for calling off “a hitman”! Reports say that people have been getting emails that demand payment, in bitcoin, in exchange for calling off hitmen assigned to murder them. Such an email, which would evidently be from

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Iranian Government Accused of Phishing-Based Cyber Espionage

State-sponsors hackers have been in the news for quite a while. With former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden exposed NSA’s Prism operation in 2012, basically a global espionage. The Lazarus group allegedly connected with North Korean regime, accused of being responsible for the Sony Pictures of America data breach of 2014 and WannaCry ransomware attacks of

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2018 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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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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