‏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.

How to Ensure Protection Against Phishing Attacks

In today’s world, everyone needs to understand the dangers of phishing attacks. Every single individual who uses the internet in one way or the other needs to know how to ensure protection against phishing attacks. What is Phishing? Almost every one of us is targeted by phishing attacks regularly. Phishing attacks comprise sending fraudulent communication,

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Why a Digital Technology Company Should Go Global

Many digital technology companies today show the tendency to go global. There obviously are many advantages of going global, and that’s what makes companies take such a step. For technology companies, unlike companies that deal with physical products, it’s rather easy to have a global presence. Choices, at all levels, are multifaceted while there is

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24 Northeastern Ontario Hospital Hacking Incident, The Aftermath

Twenty-four Northeastern Ontario hospitals were victims of the latest cyber attack with the use of zero-day exploits. Zero-day exploits are unknown security bugs in software that are actively exploited by hackers in order to gain control, launch malware or open other vulnerabilities in the target system. The attack estimated to have occurred last January 16,

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Off-The-Shelf Hacking Tools & Opportunity Cost Of Cybersecurity

Not all cyber attacks are caused by newly developed tools, nor by advanced hackers using zero-day exploits. Many of the hacks occur due to the use of off-the-shelf hacking tools and exploits, which are available for download on the Internet today. A pattern for use of off-the-shelf hacking tools was detected 5 African states: Ivory

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The Importance of Security in Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions- big things happening in the world of business. M&As have yielded wonderful results and have even resulted in the genesis of some of the most successful of business firms. Well, let’s look at another aspect of the M&A process. Typically seen as a mere boardroom thing, there are other aspects of M&A

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How to Secure Your ACS (Access Control System)

We live in a world where cybercrime has become a very common thing. Cybercriminals, who are turning more and more sophisticated with evolving technology, are always on the lookout for security holes that they can exploit to access systems, devices and networks to steal all kinds of data, ranging from corporate data to sensitive personal

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Story Behind the DDoS Attack VS Boston Children Hospital

A man from Massachusetts was found guilty of a cyber attack against a healthcare institution and sentenced for 10 years in prison. His name is Martin Gottesfeld, found guilty by the U.S. District Court under Judge Nathaniel Gorton. “It was your arrogance and misplaced pride that has been on display in this case from the

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Phone Call-Based Spear Phishing: Bank of America Alerted

The Better Business Bureau has warned banks, especially Bank of America and their depositors/creditors to be alert of a new phishing attack using a newer social engineering technique. Some victims of the new phishing attack suddenly realized that their bank accounts were totally wiped-out of funds, even without remembering if she gave her banking information

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Amazon’s Ring Security System, Beware! You Are Being Watched

An interesting saga that is making rounds on the internet is that Amazon’s Ring devices granted the company’s Ukraine-based research and development team as well as U.S. executives and engineers a free round the clock access to live feeds from some customer’s cameras, obviously, Ring denies the claim. Regardless of whether they needed the information

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Chinese Scammers Use Social Engineering to Swindle $18.6M

Fraud transaction through clever social engineering enabled Chinese phishers in successfully swindling an estimated $18.6 million from Tecnimont SpA’s Indian branch. With a cleverly written email that heavily resembles Pierrorberto Folgiero’s (the company’s Group CEO) was sent to Tecnimont Pvt Ltd, the phishers were able to persuade decision makers in the company’s India office to

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