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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How to protect your web hosting business during the holiday season attack wave
Boglarka Angalet

How to protect your web hosting business during the holiday season attack wave

For devops in the web hosting business, holiday season is not exactly the most wonderful time of the year. If you’ve ever sneaked out from Christmas dinner to check on your servers’ status, or been woken up by attack alerts when only Santa Claus is supposed to be awake, you know what I mean. The Rise of Holiday Hacking Holiday season is peak period for cyber attacks, and we’ve written about it several times. But we’re not the only ones analyzing historical data and finding any indication of what’s to come. Just taking a look at last year, The SSL Store predicted over 50 millio...
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BitNinja Daily Routine - How to eliminate hackers on your servers completely?
George Egri

BitNinja Daily Routine - How to eliminate hackers on your servers completely?

We have collected the best practices of the most successful BitNinja customers. Would you like to completely eliminate hackers on your servers? Follow this guideline to achieve the most with BitNinja and stop all hackers. The initial steps When you first install BitNinja on your server, the best you can do is to enable all modules. All the beta modules are used in many production servers, it is safe in most of the cases to simply enable them all. If you have considerations about enabling all the modules, then here is a list of minimal modules to enable: IP reputation DoS detectio...
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Holiday Vulnerabilities
Ilona Lebed

Holiday Vulnerabilities

Ilona Lebed
This time of the year is always very cheerful. It’s the holiday season; everyone is happy and excited with all the festivities going on. But it’s important to be careful, especially during the holidays and going into the new year. Hackers prey during this time period, distractions from the season are all around. Hackers need more bots in their botnets around this time of the year, which is why they increase the volume of attacks. This directly impacts web-hosting companies, which is where BitNinja can help– holidays and beyond! Be aware of some of the things that may happen this holiday season...
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WordPress, Curse or Blessing?
Mariann Csorba

WordPress, Curse or Blessing?

Mariann Csorba
WordPress is the most commonly used blog engine, which is free to use and has an open source code. It is used mainly for the operation of websites, blogs and webshops. If your purpose is to have a great website in a blink of an eye, which you are able to develop later in parallel with the change of unique demands, you have found the best solution. Why is it a blessing? As it gets more and more successful, the number of developers and supporters grow proportionately. They constantly look for bugs, vulnerabilities while they report and fix them. It is easy-to-use, so laymen can al...
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China’s Great Cannon uses Web traffic for DDoS attacks

Nikoletta Szabo
Most of us might have heard about the strict Internet censorship of China conducted by the Great Firewall, which bans all web requests that threaten their democracy. The browser either shows a blank page or a reminder about the censorship. However, not so long ago researchers found that China is deploying a tool, called the Great Cannon, which is used by the government to carry out DDoS ( Distributed Denial of Service ) attack against websites that post anti-censorship content and other tools that can fool the system allowing Chinese people to visit Western websites, like GitHub. Furthermore,...
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