‏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.

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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Why Australia Is Sick And Tired Of No Young Cybersecurity Professionals

Similar to Japan, Australia is one of the few countries with a growing elderly population—and even though both economies are stable and strong, this reality will soon need some attention. For Australians, one of the biggest threats to their future is the lack of younger, skilled cybersecurity professionals who can uphold industry best practices. The

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When It Comes To Ransomware Attacks, Ignorance Is Death

When it comes to ransomware attacks, the risk massively outweighs our fear on the subject. As a plan for illicit profit, it has become the number one go-to exploit for cyber thieves looking to score the biggest possible pot of gold. And so far, it’s working really, really well. Ransomware is characterized as a kind

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Is IoT Headed To The Moon In A Broken Spaceship?

The incredible growth of the IoT landscape continues to amaze the market, as it predicted businesses around the world will likely spend about $772.5 billion on its expansion in 2018. That said, recent studies suggest the role of cybersecurity is essentially being overlooked by almost half these IoT organizations, all of whom require some degree

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How Severe Are The Vulnerabilities In Most Web Applications?

The Automated Code Analysis: Web Application Vulnerabilities in 2017 revealed that 94% of web applications suffer from high-severity software vulnerabilities. Positive Technologies, a security firm, tested every app that has different levels of severity and found that 85% of them have an exploitable vulnerability—and it’s safe to say cybercriminals have noticed this feature as well.

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Experts Say Yes, Ransomware Is Still A Top Cybersecurity Threat

Ransomware still seems to be the most prominent malware around, as per a recent study report. The Verizon Annual Data Breach Investigation Report, released last week, comprises this and some other relevant findings. This is the eleventh edition of the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) and this includes data from 67 contributing organizations; the

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Just One Percent Of Media Companies Love Their Cybersecurity

A recent study shows that only one percent of media companies are really confident in their current cybersecurity measures. The report titled ‘The State of Media Security,” published by Akamai of the CDN (Content Delivery Network), a service company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts has issued the new findings. The report, based on a survey conducted by

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These Are The Emerging Cybersecurity Threats Of 2018

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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So, Web App Vulnerabilities Are Off The Charts

Does anyone still believe that web applications aren’t prone to vulnerabilities? Please speak up. Studies tell us 94% of all tested applications have, in fact, shown major vulnerabilities when analyzed. In practical terms—this means the internet can be a risky place, so don’t go throwing your trust around so easily. This Web Application Vulnerabilities report of long-range of

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