‏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.

New Malicious Windows EXE Files Targeting Mac Detected

This might seem a bit odd, but it’s a fact- new malicious Windows .exe that target macOS computers have been detected. Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered malicious Windows EXE files (which are supposed to run only on Windows platforms) that could bypass Mac’s security mechanisms and deliver malware on MacOS systems. A Trend

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How To Reverse Bitlocker Encryption On A Corporate PC?

Encryption was once a luxury feature instead of a security requirement, however, as more and more users realize that they are walking with their mobile device loaded with personal data. Corporations and security-conscious individuals have started mandatory encryption policy, in order to prevent theft and loss of data, especially on airports where thousands of laptops

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Swiss Government Wants its E-Voting System to be ‘Hacked’

Want to earn quick cash? Then accept the invite of the Swiss government, as they are offering $30,000 reward whoever can hack their e-voting system. The pen test challenge are both open for companies, groups and individuals, with the successful party earning $30,000 in cold cash. “The e-voting system is the first Swiss system that

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Hacked Apps Put on iPhones Using Hijacked Apple Technology

Bad news for iPhone users! Apple technology has been hijacked by software pirates and used to put hacked apps on iPhones. Reuters reports that software pirates, using hijacked Apple technology, have distributed hackers’ versions of some popular apps, including Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft. As per the report from Reuters, illicit software distributors

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Image-I-Nation Supply Chain Data Breach Reported

A supply chain data breach detected at Image-I-Nation has reportedly impacted customers of some of the major credit agencies. The supply chain data breach was experienced by Image-I-Nation Technologies, Inc., which provides hosting services and software to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. As per reports, this breach might have resulted in users’

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Dunkin’ Donuts Suffer Second Credential Stuffing Assault in Three Months

ZedNet reports how Dunkin’ Donuts introduced right now that it was the sufferer of a credential stuffing assault throughout which hackers gained entry to buyer accounts. This marks the second time in three months that the espresso store chain notifies customers of account breaches following credential stuffing assaults. Credentials stuffing is a cyber-security time period

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The Four Ways Cyber Security Can Be Improved for SMMEs

Majority of cybercrimes target small to medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), and research shows that most of these business owners don’t consider it a risk, and the consequence of falling prey to cybercriminals. This is according to Bruce Murphy, Microsoft SA’s OEM Technical Sales – design in strategist, says why more and more unprepared organizations

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Canadian Banks and Government Institutions Targeted By Foreign Hackers

A leading Cybersecurity analyst tells MPs that foreign hackers have targeted Canadian banks, mining companies, and government institutions to steal information and infect the system with malware. Christopher Porter, the chief intelligence strategist at security firm FireEye, says in February 2017 multiple major Canadian financial institutions were exposed to the risk of state-sponsored cybertheft from

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EU Data Breaches Filed Under GDPR Is Less Than Satisfactory

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – came into effect from May 25, 2018, setting out new rules on organizations can collect and handle data. Eight months on, the statistics show that 59,430 breaches have been reported at the time since the regulation was put into place. The number of fines on them is far

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Google Patches Critical .PNG Security Vulnerability

Good news for Android users. Google has fixed a critical vulnerability that affected Android devices. This bug helps cybercriminals hack Android devices by sending specially crafted PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image files and using the same to execute arbitrary codes. Threatpost reports, “Google has patched a critical vulnerability in its current and legacy versions of

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