Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations
The Media Trust


Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations

Articles and Comments By Mike Bittner

Expert Commentary
Security Expert On Medical Mask Ads Still Showing Up
March 20 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
It’s difficult to police digital advertising, when billions of ads are served every minute to indi...
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On Adware – The Mobile Plague
March 12 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
Ads provide a very important function in the digital economy: they enable access to a free service....
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Response Comment: Google Docs Down
January 28 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
In the post-CCPA/GDPR world, tech companies are paying greater attention to the risks that software...
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Comments On Thousands Of WordPress Sites Hacked To Fuel Scam Campaign
January 24 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
Campaigns that redirect users of legitimate sites to scam sites underscore the problems with relying...
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Comments On The Hanna Anderson Magecart Attack
January 22 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
We need to call these attacks what they are: digital supply chain attacks. Some attacks use the same...
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The Media Trust Comments On HappyHotel Search Engine Breach
January 07 , 2020 by Mike Bittner
An aggregator like HappyHotel is not your average hotel booking site--it\'s neither for family vacat...
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Expert Insight: Magecart Attack On Macy’s Was Customized
December 20 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
While digital skimmers have been around for years, the customized use of skimmers in attacks that ta...
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Comments On The Report: MSPs Targeted For Cyber Attacks In 2020
November 26 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
Digital supply chain attacks are mounting because they give bad actors a nice return for their inves...
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Experts Comments On Macy's Customer Payment Info Stolen In Magecart Breach
November 20 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
The challenge with preventing cross-site scripting attacks is identifying which code should be runni...
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Expert Insight On Fake Domains
November 19 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
TLS certificates were developed to protect communications between a server hosting a site and a brow...
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Experts Comments On WordPress Sites Hit By Malware - WP-VCD
November 11 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
If legitimate plugins purchased from known sites are vulnerable, you can imagine the hazards that co...
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Security Expert Comments On Firefox Blocking Pop-Ups In Next Release
November 05 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
Pop-ups were a good idea until they weren’t. While developed for good intentions, pop-ups have bec...
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Experts On UniCredit Reveals Data Breach Exposing 3 Million Customer Records
October 30 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
Malicious and nation state actors often fix their crosshairs on third-party providers because they a...
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Comments On Google’s Expanding Privacy And Security Features
October 03 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
Greater privacy and control over personal data is the new user experience. The past two decades’ f...
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Comments On Account Hijacking Campaign Hits YouTube Influencers
September 24 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
This well-coordinated attack on influencers combines a simple methodology like phishing with advance...
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Texas Cyber Attack Has Taken 23 Government Agencies Offline
August 20 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
The rash of ransomware attacks on government entities has set off alarm bells among state and federa...
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Facebook Suing 2 Android App Developers Over Malware Infused Apps
August 09 , 2019 by Mike Bittner
The issue of cybercrooks exploiting major app stores and social media platforms in their click fraud...