2019 Highlights – A Great Year at BitNinja
Eniko Toth

2019 Highlights – A Great Year at BitNinja

As 2019 will be over soon, it’s time to stop for a while and look back on what happened this year. 2019 was a unique year at BitNinja (you’ll see on the results). We got closer to our mission – making the internet a safer place. However, we couldn’t have reached the successes mentioned below without our ninjastic partners. Many new features were inspired by the Ninja Community. Also, the continuous feedback that we are receiving from day to day about how BitNinja changed businesses’ life for the better is a huge motivation for us to keep working harder and harder every day. So, we’d l...
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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 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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Release note – A bunch of new features are available in agent 1.29.X and 1.30.0
Eniko Toth

Release note – A bunch of new features are available in agent 1.29.X and 1.30.0

Where are our tech ninjas? The first quarter of 2019 was quite stirring. We have also published several articles about our work. So, let’s start just by thinking about these developments: FTP CAPTCHA New SenseLog rules Newly discovered file uploader botnet Patched Drupal vulnerability Defense Robot Anti-Phishing Also, what happened in Q2? Malware Scanner Slack integration The contrast is huge… Well, our tech ninjas thought have a little rest after the Cloudfest exhibition. Haha, just kidding… :) Actually, the opposite happened. They worked harder than ever...
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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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Defense Robot – The breakthrough innovation for the cybersecurity market
Eniko Toth

Defense Robot – The breakthrough innovation for the cybersecurity market

Are you tired of the never-ending malware infections? Would you like to get rid of the nightmare of the long hours spent troubleshooting? Do you still seem to get repeatedly infected regardless of how often you make malware removals? It’s enough of the reactive protection! The old way What would usually happen when a server became infected? People had to buy special security tools, which had really high prices to find malware. If it succeeded, the sysadmins had to spend plenty of hours (or in worse cases several days) to remove the malware. The other option was to pay for someone to do t...
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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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News from Threat Lab: 4+1 New SenseLog rules have been created
Eniko Toth

News from Threat Lab: 4+1 New SenseLog rules have been created

The new year inspired us and brought new vibes to our office. Our tech ninjas are developing several new badass features. Besides the new features, we are also improving our existing modules as well. Last week, the SenseLog module became enriched with 4 new rules and another rule has been updated. Here is a list of them: 1. Apache Magento Downloader (Rule ID: 80_1_021) 2. Apache WP Login Deprecated Firefox User Agents (Rule ID: 80_1_022) 3. Plesk Login Fail (Rule ID: 8443_1_001) 4. LFD Blocked (Rule ID: lfd_1_001) +1  Updated rule: Apache WP XML-RPC Suspicious User Agent (Rule...
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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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New Botnet Has Been Discovered – “Hello, Peppa!”
Eniko Toth

New Botnet Has Been Discovered – “Hello, Peppa!”

Our Attack Vector Miner (based on AI) is a very effective tool to identify 0. day attacks. Here comes the first catch! Discovery of a New Botnet At the beginning of July, our Attack Vector Miner created a new cluster, filled with logs about a new type of botnet. We perceived the first incident on 16th June from an Indian IP address (106.51.152.115). The first incident of the "Hello Peppa!" botnet Since then, we have detected more than 120.000 attacks of this botnet! The Behaviour of the “Hello, Peppa!” Botnet The specialty of this botnet is that the die ("Hello,...
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