Useful facts in cybersecurity landscape
Anita Batari

Useful facts in cybersecurity landscape

Today's post is a little eccentric. Thanks to the Crozdesk's  IT & Security we show you a really good infographic. You can check the past, the present and the future of the cybersecurity and the ITsecurity solutions. Which are the biggest fears? What are we expecting from a cybersecurity software? What kind of tools do you require to prevent attacks? You can find answers here: Which weapons are available in BitNinja? Malware Detection Web Application Firewall Intrusion Prevention System - with our greylist Denial of Service prevention...
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The Next Level of Hacking
Dani Molnár

The Next Level of Hacking

Dani Molnár
In December 2015 and 2016 there were two blackouts in Ukraine that caused hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians to endure the notorious eastern cold winter for a few hours. At first, this wasn’t an alarming event as blackouts can happen anywhere and anytime, but the scale of it made people suspicious about it.  Later it turned out, that both attacks were cyber-attacks coming from Russia. Makes you think of Ian Fleming’s James Bond title “From Russia with Love” am I right? But why is it important? Why can we say that it is a milestone in the world of cyber-terrorism? Hackers can be found...
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New IoT botnet captured by BitNinja
Anita Batari

New IoT botnet captured by BitNinja

We always keep our eyes on the logs, data, and charts. We always see abnormalities and unusual behaviours, we have found botnets before, but our recent catch is one of the biggest. These cases are really hard to handle due to the huge number of affected IPs. On the evening of 14th June, we have seen something strange, the average incident number increased by nearly 200%. But that was just the beginning, later on, there was a period when we received over five times more incidents. After 24 hours, we had four times more data than on an average day. We have captured a new botnet, which attacke...
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The most common attacks against websites
Nikolett Hegedüs

The most common attacks against websites

Nikolett Hegedüs
I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent headlines about the hacked cameras with the system default passwords or how IoT (Internet of Things) devices can serve as botnets in huge DDoS attacks against the most frequently visited websites. One of these kinds of attacks was a DDoS attack against Dyn, the internet infrastructure company responsible for routing internet traffic. It caused outages in multiple large traffic websites like Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify, and Tumblr. In the case of a worse kind of black Friday, these websites were inaccessible for a couple of hours.   &n...
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Cyber Security Landscape of 2016

Nikoletta Szabo
Since the first emergence of computer viruses and botnets, the number of infected machines is growing day by day. The rapid development of IT not only brought increased comfort to our life, but the vulnerability of our personal data as well.  In parallel with the evolution of technical devices, hackers became more sensible, aggressive and pragmatic each day. How does this phenomenon affect today’s world?   The real threat Well, nowadays the number of infected and compromised servers can be estimated to 45 million. Yes, this number is quite shocking, because the everyday...
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Abdullkarem attack – a hack against sysadmins’ bad practice

George Egri
Mystery is on the horizon, ladies and gentlemen! And we always get excited about unappreciated server attacks. Just like in case of this ‘abdulkarrem’ one. Come, put on the role of Sherlock Holmes with us. Recently, there is a very frequent attack type. More and more sysadmin experience and complain about malicious request like these: GET /wp-includes/css/guide.php?php4&root&upl&wphp4&abdullkarem&GET /wp-includes/css/log.php?php4&root&upl&wphp4&abdullkarem&45GET /wp-admin/includes/iindex.php?php4&root&upl&wphp4&abdullkarem&450799&wp&GET /wp-includes/iindex.php?php4&root&upl&...
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How bots rule the Internet – and your performance

Bots have been on the Internet for a really long time. Maybe you weren’t even born, when the first one was programmed to automate a task or pretend to be a real person. During the time, their role became more and more important. They are the majority of the internet by now. According to the latest studies, the traffic of a random website shows 56% bot traffic and only 44% human traffic. Have you ever thought  about this? Good bots – Bad bots Behind the scenes, bots hack, spam, scam, crawl and do whatever a human can do, on a bigger and automated scale. Good bots are l...
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December is the month of cyber attacks

Boglarka Angalet
It’s not the hackers who you want to get holiday presents from, right?   December is the most profitable month of the year for every online store. But how is it possible that hackers are also the most active this month? There are many reasons why this happens. We’d like to look at these reasons in this blog post.   1) More competition – More hactivity   The most important reason for the increased hacker attempts is the emerging online competition. More shops and more customers provide additional opportunities for hackers and botnet masters to boost...
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