NRK, the biggest Norwegian television broadcaster and news medium called us last week and asked, “how does actually email accounts get hacked (so easily)?”
The reason for asking is closely linked with the recent and critical events both in Stortinget (the supreme legislature of Norway) and in various public sector organizations here in Norway. This conversation ended up in a small article where we provided tips and tricks on how to stay in the clear, and avoid email compromise/break-ins.
To us this topic and line of events is not really news at all, as we unfortunately see this happen on a weekly basis, but when this happen to major organization and critical institutions it of course gets the full media attention.
In the article we strongly advice on quite trivial measures as strong/long and unique passwords, the use of MFA as not optional but a bare minimum on all services (available). The usage of password managers and more. We also discuss the potential risk and weaknesses in some MFA methods/systems, but generally, MFA makes it so much harder to be a criminal.
We can all hope that the increasing media focus on cyber and breaches might have the positive outcome/effect that organizations soon will wake up and understand that it is time to see WWW as a battleground.
Norwegian article: https://www.nrk.no/norge/slik-kan-e-postkontoen-din-bli-hacket-1.15145667
Read the (Google translated) article here: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrk.no%2Fnorge%2Fslik-kan-e-postkontoen-din-bli-hacket-1.15145667&sandbox=1