Articles and Comments By Martin Jartelius

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5.4 Million Twitter Users' Stolen Data Leaked Online, More Shared Privately
November 29 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
There are several things to learn from this – anomality detection where we see excessive and incre...
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European Parliament Suffered By Cyber Attack After Vote On Russia
November 24 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Given that the affected systems are critical for the functioning of the parliament as a part of its...
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New Australia Task Force Will “Hack The Hackers, Cyber Security Expert Reaction
November 15 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
The lesson learned from this is rather straight forward – If your systems can be damaged beyond re...
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Dropbox Says It Has Been Breached By Hackers, Experts Reactions
November 02 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Phishing continues to grow in popularity amongst hackers as other security measures improve while it...
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New Twitter Blue Tick Phishing Attack Duping & Confusing Users
November 02 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
This will be the same for every main occurrence, be it a new conflict, feature, product, service or...
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OpenSSL Recent Vulnerability, What Experts Say?
November 02 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Inform your internal team and developers about the vulnerability announcement and forth-coming secu...
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Optus Data Breach Announced, Experts Weigh In
September 23 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
The data that is indicated by preliminary sources point to the kind of information useful in frauds...
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Rockstar Confirm Data Leak, GTA Footage Stolen
September 21 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Given that the gaming industry is now worth over $300 billion, it is a lucrative target for maliciou...
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French Hospital Hit By $10M Ransomware Attack, Sends Patients Elsewhere
August 25 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Risk reduction is either achieved via reduction of probability or impact, acceptance of the risk or...
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Python Packages Discovered On The PyPI Repository
August 10 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
This is recurring problem, we have seen both incidents based on this form or typosquatting attacks...
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Russian Hacker Group Says Cyber Attacks Continue On Lithuania
June 29 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
It’s DDOS attacks, the groups are essentially pushing websites and services offline using large vo...
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VW Fired Senior Employee After They Raised Cyber Security Concerns
January 24 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
If a member of a team believes something is a risk, it’s important to investigate and escalate acc...
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Red Cross Hack Leaks Data Of 515,000 Vulnerable People
January 20 , 2022 by Martin Jartelius
Generally it would be hard for a third party to identify the correlation between a data store and it...
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Expert Commentary: Organizations Under Increasing Threat from DNS Attacks
October 26 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
The problem here is that “DNS Attacks” are so extremely vaguely defined, and other terms are als...
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Neiman Marcus Customer Data Breach - Expert Comments
October 04 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
While a shallow glance at this makes it look like yet another personal data breach, this one is a bi...
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Spanish King Suffers PHI Leak In Latest Data Breach
July 09 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
Fortunately the GDPR is a modern law and blind to the fact if the victim may be a king or a peasant,...
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Experts Insight On Carnival Cruises Recent Data Breach
June 18 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It is great that the company noticed the incident and could reach out to their affected customers an...
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Kent School's Suffer Cyberattack With Systems Offline And Data Stolen
June 09 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It is a situation you wouldn’t wish for anyone to be in, especially when it negatively impacts chi...
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4.5 Million Passengers' Data Stolen In Air India Cyber Attack
May 24 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
An airline company is breached. There is a lot of data and also payment details obtained. This puts...
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Illegal Football Streaming Sites are Absolutely Riddled with Dangerous Malware
April 30 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
If you are using a service from someone providing illegal streaming, it should not come as a surpris...
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Expert Commentary: Prometei Botnet Exploits Exchange Server Bugs to Grow
April 23 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
The vulnerabilities are well understood, highly exploited and have gained high attention from both h...
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NPower Shutsdown App After Hackers Steal Customer Bank Info
February 26 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It\'s unfortunate this breach has occurred but in terms of security for customers, individuals shoul...
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Experts Reacted On Retail Giant Kroger Data Breach
February 22 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It’s been a month from becoming aware of the breach to this wider disclosure, but it seems it’s...
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Security A Glaring Issue For Chatroom App Clubhouse After Conversations Were Breached
February 22 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
Clubhouse is a platform for social communication, most risks associated with the platform that are r...
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Parents Alerted To Nurserycam Security Breach - Experts Comments
February 22 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
For anyone worried about privacy and invasion of one’s private space, having the initial thought o...
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Cybersecurity Expert Commentary: Hacker Claims To Have Stolen Files Belonging To Law Firm Jones Day
February 17 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
What we are seeing now are the effects of the Accellion intrusion from December, which has already b...
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Experts On 223 Vulnerabilities Used In Recent Ransomware Attacks
February 15 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
There is a popular misconception based on how we digest information related to security risks that t...
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Expert Advice After SMS Bandits Leader Arrested For Large-Scale Phishing Scams
February 03 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It should be noted that just as we see SaaS solutions for legal businesses, what has been taken down...
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Experts Insight On New Cybercrime Tool Can Build Phishing Pages In Real-Time
January 29 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
This is a constant arms-race, we have seen similar but slightly different tactics where attackers wo...
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Experts Insight On Hackers Exploiting The Windows Finger Feature
January 19 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
The important bit to understand is that there are hundreds of ways to download code on a windows sys...
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Ring Is Testing End-To-End Encrypted Videos For Their Smart Doorbells
January 15 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
When we researched Ring equipment when they hit the market, they carried all the hallmarks of IoT te...
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Experts Insight On UN’s Environmental Program Breach-100K+ Employee Records Leaked
January 12 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
Usually when you talk about hacking, you talk about vulnerabilities, which are flaws in software, an...
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Security Experts Insight On Nissan Source Code Leaked
January 07 , 2021 by Martin Jartelius
It is a basic security control to change the vendor default passwords whenever a system is deployed....
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Experts On NHS Patients Have Data Exposed After Human Mistake
November 27 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
While this incident is unfortunate, it cannot be traced to cybercriminal activity. Instead, this is...
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Expert Insights: Faith App Exposes Millions Through Cloud Misconfiguration
November 23 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
The new twist here is the fact that the access was through the CDN and not directly to the object st...
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Experts Reacted On The North Face Credential Stuffing Attack
November 16 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is digital socialism, where the service provider has to somewhat inconvenience the many to prot...
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Animal Jam Kids' Virtual World Hit By Data Breach, Impacting 46m Accounts: Expert Commentary
November 13 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
The main risk we are facing here is that for anyone re-using credentials they may fall victim to cre...
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Expert Insight: Company That Runs US Illegal Immigration Detention Centers Discloses Ransomware Attack
November 06 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
What we need to recall is if ransomware got in, the attackers could have stolen and manipulated all...
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Microsoft Excel spreadsheet error leads to major COVID UK stats mishap - cybersecurity experts have their say
October 05 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
How storing information on medical information in excel files which are then circulated to a wide au...
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Shopify sees malicious employees steal merchant data: Security expert commentary
September 24 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is the way we would like to see incident disclosures. Proper logging and monitoring, leading to...
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Experts On Major Activision Hack Reportedly Compromises Over 500k CoD Accounts
September 21 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
Still shy of the 77 million accounts exposed on the Playstation Network breach, this is a substantia...
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Experts on News: Hackers exploiting critical flaw found across millions of WordPress sites
September 08 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is problematic since the plugin concerned is popular and the attack is from unauthenticated acc...
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Experts On A New Botnet Is Covertly Targeting Millions Of Servers
August 25 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
Administrators who do not protect SSH servers with a strong password have been at risk for almost 40...
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Expert Insight: Instacart Discloses Security Incident Caused By Two Contractors
August 24 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
Looking at countries that log these breaches with great care, we cannot see the insider breaches whe...
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Experts comments on Ritz hotel targeted by scammers
August 18 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is an interesting example of how seemingly trivial information can be used in ways we did not a...
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Expert insight: Ethical hackers find 350 million exposed email addresses
August 13 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It is important to differentiate between signal and noise when it comes to alerts. The fact that you...
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Experts Reaction On Australia Targeted By 'Sophisticated' Cyber Attack - By 'State-based' Actor
June 19 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
We have seen a steady increase in government APT groups over the last decade. As can be seen from th...
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Expert Reaction On Severe Risk As Amnesty Calls Out Countries With 'Most Dangerous' Contact Tracing Apps
June 17 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It goes without saying that applications to map social contacts will indeed have an impact on integr...
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REvil Ransomware Creates eBay-like Auction Site For Stolen Data - Experts Comments
June 04 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It’s the age old – How to monetize from the breach problem. If you are using ransomware, the one...
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Industry Experts On Verizon DBiR 2020
May 20 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It is interesting to note that 45 % breaches occur due to hacking, and 22 % went via targeting a use...
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Expert commentary: Black Hat SEO in Danger for Utilization of the Google WordPress Plugin Bug
May 15 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It should be noted that this vulnerability does require attackers to have a non admin account on the...
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Experts Reaction On DHS CISA and FBI share list of top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities
May 14 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This shows quite clearly that while many focus our attention on the “risks and vulnerabilities of...
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Hacking Power Supplies Allows Data To Be Lifted From Air-gapped Systems - Expert Reaction
May 08 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is again very niche, and an impractical, hack. There is no using of this as a means of bidirect...
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Experts On News: Ghost Confirms Hack Attack - 750,000 Users Spooked By Critical Vulnerability
May 05 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It should be noted that whilst WordPress is a content manager just as Ghost, in this case neither co...
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RagnarLocker Ransomware Hits EDP Energy Giant, Asks For €10M - Experts Comments
April 17 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It is a situation you would wish for no one to be in, and it is yet again a testament for the need f...
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Industry Leader Comments On Truefire Hacked, Credit cards And Personal Info May Have Been Compromised
March 18 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
The symptoms described sound just like a normal Magecart attack, or at least based on the same setup...
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Experts Insight On News: Virgin Media Data Breach Affects 900,000 People
March 06 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
It is important to note here is that this is more like a phone-book lost, than a breach affecting pa...
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Cybersecurity Experts On Ryuk Ransomware Hits Fortune 500 Company EMCOR
March 06 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This is an example of what looks to be a better security practice than what we have seen from simila...
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Baby Monitors Watched By Hackers, Experts Warn
March 04 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
Whenever you need to feed in an IP-number of your device to connect to it, it will also be reachable...
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Expert Comments: Ransomware Victims Thought Their Backups Were Safe. They Were Wrong
February 28 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
This has been something stressed for a long time by security organizations, a backup should be prote...
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Report Shows Personal Info On 144K Canadians Breached By Federal Entities: Expert Comments
February 17 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
These breaches should not be seen as failures, but incidents to learn from. The fact that so many ar...
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Expert Reaction On Estee Lauder Data Exposure
February 13 , 2020 by Martin Jartelius
On first observation, this breach is due to not only a lapse in security, but a complete lack of any...
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Experts Comments On The News: French Hospital Hit By Ransomware Attack
November 25 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
Firstly, it shows how defense in depth deficiencies are becoming a threat to public safety. Hospital...
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Comment: Notorious Iranian Hacking Crew Is Targeting Industrial Control Systems
November 23 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
Partially, the attacks as described below are crude and loud, but they seem to work. This is of cour...
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Experts Insight On Media Giant Nikkei Hit By BEC Scam, Losing $29 Million
November 06 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
To mitigate such a threat occurring, an excellent set of security processes need to be instilled: 1...
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Utah Renewable Energy Supplier Hit By Cyber Attack - Experts Reactions
November 04 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
Well, smartgrid and IoT and so on are rather similar in its basic setup and proper maintenance. They...
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New Web Attack Poisons CDN Sites To Display Error Pages
October 24 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
This, of course, is interesting as it introduces a risk towards availability by abusing the exact sy...
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Comments: Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga Gamers' Data
October 01 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
It is always troubling to see when the breach of one application or platform leads to losses for mul...
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Fraudsters Exploit New Online Security Checks With Phishing Attacks
September 04 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
Your bank will never ask for your personal data or password is the advice to aid anti-fraud. It is s...
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Critical Flaw Within Canon DSLR Camera Can Lead To Ransomware Attack
August 12 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
The attack is novel, but historically attacks that require a physical distribution such as an attack...
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CafePress Suffers Data Breach Impacting Over 22 Million Customers
August 07 , 2019 by Martin Jartelius
The worst problem, in this case, is not the breach, but the affected users who have not been informe...