‏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.

The Cybersecurity Risks Of Engaging With Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency and the rise crypto-economy have become all the rage in the last 5 years, especially those speculators that are in it for one-time, big-time possibilities. People who even lack enough knowledge about the technology jumped into the bandwagon, and the .com bubble of the late 90s and early 2000s made a repeat. Cryptocurrency exchanges

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Malware In ThePirateBay? A Surprise Or Nothing New?

ThePirateBay has been existing for at least two decades now, migrating from one domain extension to the next during its history since September 2003. Marketed itself as an online index of all media, regardless of their copyright protection, the site grew to 35 languages through the years. It is considered the biggest content hosting site,

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CISO’s Role For Cybersecurity Readiness, Highlighted By Cisco

We are in the paradigm shift when the majority of companies, slowly but surely embracing cloud computing and cloud apps platforms. Cisco’s CISO Benchmark Study 2019 is a global survey participated and represented by 18 countries with 3,200 participants, majority of whom are leaders in the IT field, across many industries from SMEs to multinational

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Restaurants & Food Businesses, New Hacking Targets?

Restaurants, food, and beverage companies are not usual targets of cyber attacks, malware infection, ransomware infestation, and data breach attempts. However, a paradigm shift is currently happening, when threat actors are looking for new victims, new industries to focus on when it comes to their campaigns. The key ingredient of becoming an attractive potential victim

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Legacy Systems And Cybersecurity, A Difficult Reality

Maintenance and continued use of legacy systems by many corporate entities today make the goal of cybersecurity for the world today a tall order. As organizations are transitioning to new systems, the old systems remain running in order to maintain their clients under their current business model. Of course, the reliability of the old system

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The “Spoiler” Processor Bug: Is Intel In Trouble Again In 2019?

2018 was a very bad year for microprocessor vendors due to the Spectre and Meltdown bug, but for Intel, it was a nightmare year, worst in its history. The out-of-order execution and branch prediction capabilities of processors were developed in a way that allows timing attacks, which made Spectre and Meltdown take the cybersecurity headlines

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How to Retrieve Malware Infected Joomla Website

If your website host or browser has blocked your Joomla! Website – it means that your website has malware. You must use this malware tool which is known as “remove a malware tool” to scan your website and get rid of the malware. While this warning confirms malware infection, there are a number of indicators

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Emotet, LokiBot and Trickbot, Worst Malware To Watch-out For

High volume malware infections always claim the headlines, especially if they end-up operating in the same generation. Emotet, LokiBot, and TrickBot are the three strongest contenders as the malware to watch-out for this 2019, based on their infection campaigns from last year. Emotet is a multifunction malware, with it, the user’s credential can be stolen,

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M-Trends 2019 Reports Shows “Persistence” Of The State-controlled Hacker Teams

FireEye, a mainstream cybersecurity consulting firm, has released their yearly M-Trends report, the 2019 edition features the malware trends for 2018 which will help shape the direction of the antivirus industry for the current year. If it can be summarized into just 1-word, that word is “persistence.” Threat actors, including that backed-up by nation-states, are

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QBot Malware, Dozen Years Wreaking Havoc In the Wild

For decades now, security experts have advised the public never open attachments coming from emails from unverified sources. Unfortunately, this sane reminder has been ignored by many users as long as email systems first became a communication tool in the 1970s. Fast forward in this year 2019, malware infection due to opening attachments in emails

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