How botnets expand and how to protect against them
George Egri

How botnets expand and how to protect against them

A botnet is a group of infected computers (aka bots or zombie machines) controlled by a hacker, the botmaster. Botnets are a major threat for every server. They are the fundamentals of the cybercrime in the dark industry of hackers. Zombie machines can be personal computers, mobile devices or even servers. Today we will focus on botnets formed by infected linux servers. Server based botnets are especially valuable for the bad guys as servers have typically high amount of various resources like cpu, memory, and what is the most important, internet bandwidth with trusted and in many cases unr...
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The Impact of AI and 5G in Cyber Security
Eniko Toth

The Impact of AI and 5G in Cyber Security

Critical Issues for Companies Looking to Get On Board the 5G, AI Revolution As companies brace themselves for the ongoing fourth industrial revolution, cybersecurity remains high on the agenda. Executives are wary about the challenges that accompany emerging major technologies such as 5G, but Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely regarded as a cyber-security life line. The connectivity landscape is becoming more intricate. Networks carry an endless array of connected devices, and companies reckon cybersecurity issues may become exasperated as a result. They’ll need to protect more devic...
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Case Study - The Best Security Solution for Valicom Net Cloud Services
Eniko Toth

Case Study - The Best Security Solution for Valicom Net Cloud Services

Valicom Net is a Cloud Hosting Company in Cyprus with more than 15 years of experience specializing in Business Web Hosting, Cloud Services, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Hosted Exchange, Web Development with Content Management System, Network Security, Antispam Services, Online Storage Email & Remote Backup. Challenges „As we offer managed and unmanaged services, the challenge for us was to protect both services. For the managed servers all security updates were done on time which was not the case with the unmanaged servers as customers usually don’t update them. We w...
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Case Study - DDoS Problems Solved at ISO Certified IT Company
Eniko Toth

Case Study - DDoS Problems Solved at ISO Certified IT Company

Aitire is a small MSP (Managed Service Provider) company located in Spain. They have more than 10 years of experience in computer consulting, Free Software, Open Source, GNU / Linux, etc… They aspire every day to maximize their technology and provide the best tools to their clients. Challenges „We usually work with rpm based Linux distributions and we used to face a lot of problems on them. Before using BitNinja we experienced a huge amount of attacks, mostly DDoS.” - Alejandro Escobar Like many others, Aitire also tried different kinds of solutions against cybercrimes....
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Case Study with BitNinja's Sister Company
Eniko Toth

Case Study with BitNinja's Sister Company

When I joined the BitNinja team in 2016, I heard the story about how BitNinja was born. It is a sister company of one the leading Hungarian shared hosting businesses and firstly it was only an in-house project to eliminate the hackers and bots. I wanted to learn more about the story and about how BitNinja changed this company's life, so I asked their CTO then. We wrote the case study, however, it was only available for our resellers yet, but now I'd like to share it with you too: The Company Web-Server is a Hungarian web hosting company with more than 10 years of experience. Their main p...
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Satori IoT Botnet Stopped by BitNinja
Eniko Toth

Satori IoT Botnet Stopped by BitNinja

Our Port Honeypot module proactively catches botnets very quickly, as botnets usually start to scan open ports, which is the first step of the attack cycle. We found an old IoT botnet that became active again. It strangely happened just 2 months after 21-year-old Kenneth Schuchman pleaded guilty to developing and deploying the Satori botnet. The Satori botnet The Satori malware family was discovered in December 2017 . It is a derivative of the famous Mirai botnet, however, the technique of leveraging default or weak passwords doesn’t seem as effective for hackers anymore. As users...
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BitNinja in the Asia Pacific region - Case Study with ReadySpace
Eniko Toth

BitNinja in the Asia Pacific region - Case Study with ReadySpace

ReadySpace was founded in 2003 and is based in Singapore. They provide cloud-based solutions to their 150,000 customers, mainly from the Asia Pacific region. They are now expanding to the Philippines and Indonesia, and since 2013 started to open towards American businesses. Challenges They were experiencing the harmful effects of heavy DoS attacks mainly, which is one of the most common threats for cloud-based services. Nowadays there are around 45 million infected servers, most of these are used as members of botnets, designed to take down the competitor companies’ websites. „We...
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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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(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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Case Study - How BitNinja Supports Dreamscape Networks’ Mission
Eniko Toth

Case Study - How BitNinja Supports Dreamscape Networks’ Mission

A few years ago, our web hosting company experienced heavy difficulties with the different kinds of cyberattacks. The things became so bad that we started to lose customers because they obviously perceived the consequences of the vulnerable servers. We couldn’t bear it anymore and decided to take over the control of the cyberwar. That’s how BitNinja was born 5 years ago. Our servers became safe and since then our web hosting company is rapidly growing, but that wasn’t enough for us. We have bigger dreams about a better future, where every server owner can forget all those headaches what we...
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