‏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.

Norsk Hydro’s Damage Control Efforts After Ransomware Attack

Norsk Hydro, a metal, and renewable energy conglomerate company in Oslo Norway is trying to recover from the cost of the LockerGoga ransomware attack it absorbed last March 2019. As the company computes for its loses, LockerGoga continues to ask for ransom payment for the decryption key needed to restore the locked files to its

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5 Things To Know When Choosing For SaaS

Let us be honest, maintaining software installation library onsite is a very expensive undertaking. There is a cost for acquiring, maintaining, changing and upgrading hardware which hosts the software business need to use for day-to-day operations. Of course, as the lifecycle of software comes to an end, that incurs the cost of upgrading to the

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Troublesome 7000 BTC Heist In Binance, Unrecoverable

Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance is suffering a huge Bitcoin heist as they lost 7000 BTC, worth around $40 million at the time of this writing. There is speculation that a painful transaction retraction “may” take place in order to desperately recover the huge losses. A retraction of the transaction (AKA Bitcoin Chain Reorg) has not happened

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Chinese Buckeye Group Behind Two Zero-Day Attacks?

Buckeye group, the alleged hacking team composed of Chinese nationals were implicated by Symantec as the one behind the massive exploitation of a zero-day Windows critical security vulnerability which was only patched by Redmond last March 2019. In fact, Symantec claims that this alleged Chinese hacking team got a hold of the same Equation Group

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What Can Make You Decide? iOS vs Android

If you are seeking to develop apps for smartphone for the first time, deciding on what platform to choose is a daunting task. That’s because the patterns of usage between mobile platforms dictate the profitability of your app. This includes the willingness of the userbase to even try your app in the first place, which

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A Quick Glimpse Of Useful Android Q Features

Google I/O has become a very successful yearly conference aimed to unite Android developers and educate enthusiast about the Android operating system and the plans of Google for its development. The 2019 edition of I/O is highly anticipated, especially with the impending release of Android “Q”, which remains to be unnamed at the time of

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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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