8 Best Cybersecurity Books to Read
Eniko Toth

8 Best Cybersecurity Books to Read

In our Ninja HQ, we have a library with more than 400 books. We love learning new things and we truly believe in the life-long learning approach. In this quickly changing world, keeping yourself up-to-date is essential. There are tons of books on cybersecurity, but in this article, we’d like to give you a personal recommendation if you’d like to find the best books about this topic. I asked our CEO, George Egri about his favorite books and here comes the Top 8s: Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Written by: Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina De...
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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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Slack Integration - Create your own BitNinja alerts
Boglarka Angalet

Slack Integration - Create your own BitNinja alerts

Back in October, we collected your feedback about our upcoming chat integration. As 59% of you asked for notification options for Slack to ease your daily job, we started working on that soon and here we come with the result. We're happy to announce BitNinja's Slack integration! We know every team works with a handful of systems on a daily basis and you don’t always have the time to check if anything happened at the BitNinja Dashboard. But now you can receive notifications to your Slack workspace and channels about important security events happening on your servers. With...
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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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The Most Famous Vulnerabilities - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Jozsef Konnyu

The Most Famous Vulnerabilities - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

It’s been a while since I wrote the previous episode of my blog series. If you are interested in Remote Code Execution, then I definitely recommend reading the previous part. So, here we are again, the moment has come for my final article about cross-site scripting (XSS). What is Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)? Usually, XSS vulnerability occurs when there are untreated inputs and bad cookie usage. So, please let me tell you about a case that happened in 2005 on Myspace. A MySpace user found an XSS vulnerability on the site, and he wrote a payload called „Samy Worm.” This payload was a...
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Manual Malware Scan – It's now available on the Dashboard
Eniko Toth

Manual Malware Scan – It's now available on the Dashboard

As a server owner, have you ever had an experience where one or more of the websites hosted by you were reported as a phishing website? Another common issue to get blacklisted on different lists or getting abuse reports which inform you that your servers are attacking other nodes. Perhaps this fact that we’re telling you isn’t new, which is the source of the outgoing attacks is an infection. A lot of hosting providers are frightened when they hear the word „malware,” and they have the reason for getting afraid. Malware is in the spotlight ELK Cloner was the very first malware (previou...
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