Cyber attack trends – The top 7 attack types
Eniko Toth

Cyber attack trends – The top 7 attack types

Here, at BitNinja we always keep a close look on the defended incidents in order to discover attack trends and new attack types. Currently, BitNinja protects over 5000 servers worldwide and we are effectively defending more than 50 millions incidents every week. Undoubtedly, we still see many “oldtimer” attack types between these incidents such as (D)DoS , SQLi , XSS , etc. However, by analyzing this data, we found these are the top cyberattack types we see today: Brute force Mirai botnet Hexa botnet WordPress attacks Reflection attacks More automated tools Cryptocur...
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A Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses
Eniko Toth

A Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses

If you use the internet and have valuable information on either your phone, laptop, tablet, or computer, then you are at risk from a cyber attack. Below we will cover five key areas to consider when devising a strategy to protect your business assets. Cybersecurity is the term used to describe how businesses and individuals protect their data and digital assets from loss, theft or any other type of compromise. Cyber attacks can occur in a multitude of different ways, with more being thought up daily. Couple this with more and more business being done online, there is a growing trend in mali...
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Recently discovered Hexa botnet is targeting WordPress hosts
Eniko Toth

Recently discovered Hexa botnet is targeting WordPress hosts

There is a huge demand for buying botnets on the Dark Web, so it’s not a surprise that new kinds of botnets appear from time to time in order to meet the needs of the cybergangs. Of course, there are some old but constantly attacking botnets, like the most popular Mirai botnet or the Hello Peppa botnet which was discovered and named by us. However, we’d like to show you a new botnet, that we haven’t talked about yet. This is the Hexa botnet. Discovery of the Hexa botnet Back in March, we introduced our new security module, the Defense Robot . It was a pleasure to us that we coul...
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Hack Your Business - 8 KPIs instantly improved by BitNinja
George Egri

Hack Your Business - 8 KPIs instantly improved by BitNinja

I was about to outline the most important conclusions - in terms of results and values what we can give, after participating in the 100th user interview this month at BitNinja. Although many of our partners have been happy to see how BitNinja transformed their server security, yet they are still surprised when they experience the positive side-effects that BitNinja has on their KPIs. I know exactly how hard it is to choose the right vendor when it comes to security with over sixteen years of experience in web hosting behind me. Also, I know that you want to make sure about the outcome...
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WordPress Hosting Protected by BitNinja - Case Study with Mijn Websitehosting
Boglarka Angalet

WordPress Hosting Protected by BitNinja - Case Study with Mijn Websitehosting

WordPress is by far the most popular CMS today. However, this popularity has an unfortunate side effect of also making WordPress sites extremely exposed to potential attacks. It means quite a huge challenge to web hosting providers to keep the hackers out of their business. Fortunately, this task is not impossible.   https://kinsta.com Our great partner, Mijn Websitehosting has over 14 years of expertise in this field and chose BitNinja to help them successfully protect their customers.  Read on to learn about their struggles, before they stepped on the road...
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(D)DoS attack - How does it work and how will BitNinja stop it?
Nikolett Hegedüs

(D)DoS attack - How does it work and how will BitNinja stop it?

100% server uptime... Every hosting company is dreaming about it as nowadays when there are countless service providers, customers will choose the one which grants reliability. What happens when a website is inaccessible? It’s always painful for the website owner, the visitors and for the hosting company. There could be many reasons behind it, but maybe the most annoying is when it happens because of a DoS attack. What is DoS? DoS stands for Denial of Service: it’s a type of attack that could render web servers unresponsive - meaning they won’t be able to serve HTTP requests. So users ca...
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Troubleshooting - Manually or Automated?
Boglarka Angalet

Troubleshooting - Manually or Automated?

Time is a limited resource for all IT teams. They must be quick, effective and focused on the right goals. However, when the house is burning - let’s say hackers infected your servers, often you have to throw your projects away and start fire fighting to prevent further damage. But are you? Shouldn’t a server security software do all this instead of long hours of manual work? Hacked servers = Losing business 87% of unhappy customers won’t complain to you about any problem with their websites or servers. They just stop doing business with you and move on to your competitors. Confrontat...
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BitNinja WAF protects against the latest Drupal vulnerability (CVE-2019-6340)
Eniko Toth

BitNinja WAF protects against the latest Drupal vulnerability (CVE-2019-6340)

The social media and the cybersecurity sites were blowing up when Drupal published their latest vulnerability (SA-CORE-2019-003). It’s not a surprise that this remote code execution vulnerability got a highly critical label, as hackers could easily hack your Drupal 8 websites. But BitNinja users shouldn’t have to worry for any minute, as they were protected by our WAF from the very beginning of this RCE flaw. We have already seen some attempts caught by the rule 933170, so hackers didn’t wait a lot to exploit the CVE-2019-6340. How are hackers trying to exploit the latest Drupal vulnerab...
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GXHLGSL.txt file uploader botnet –Discovered by BitNinja FtpCaptcha
Eniko Toth

GXHLGSL.txt file uploader botnet –Discovered by BitNinja FtpCaptcha

At the beginning of the year we released our brand-new FtpCaptcha module, and of course, we were so excited about receiving the first incidents. However, we didn’t think that the very first logs will be such eye-catching. We detected a not so well-known botnet, and we didn’t find an article about it (only a few forum topics), so we summarized everything that you need to know about it. Test the ability to upload a file This botnet is trying to upload a file named GXHLGSL.txt, which contains only this: TEST. If it was a vulnerability scanner, there would provide some description about it o...
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Botnet renewal – Here is the February botnet
Eniko Toth

Botnet renewal – Here is the February botnet

Do you remember the new version of the Hello Peppa botnet? At the end of 2018, it was welcomed into 2019 slightly early, and the January botnet started to spread. Well, it wouldn’t be funny, if the botnet would still send the „J4nur4ry” in the Post Data when we are already over January… So, here is the February botnet! Despite the January botnet, this one was accurate and started on 1st February. The pike was on the next day, as you can see it from the chart below.   After that, it looked like it moved back, but on 17th Feb there was another pike. Let’s look closely to o...
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