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 Agent v2.6.4 Bug - Update
Eniko Toth

BitNinja Agent v2.6.4 Bug - Update

Eniko Toth
On 3 Dec 2019, we released a new agent version (2.6.4) to fix the cert update bug in the SSL Terminating module, but unfortunately, some dependencies caused serious issues (kernel panic, redirection problems) on some CentOS 6 and CentOS 7 servers. It affected only 2% of the BitNinja protected servers because it occurred only in the case of a special kernel version. The agent version was reverted and released as 2.6.6. We started a bulk update on the servers and we are in contact with the affected users.  Just to make sure that the right version of BitNinja is running on your server,...
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Black & Whitelist Management by ASN
Eniko Toth

Black & Whitelist Management by ASN

Industry-first feature is available in BitNinja! We are happy to announce that the brand-new ASN white/blacklist option is out now. This development was requested by our users and we are so thankful that our partners are inspiring us to create such special features, which are only available in BitNinja. What does ASN mean? An autonomous system (AS) is a large network or multiple networks that are typically managed by a large enterprise, such as Internet Service Providers (ISP), educational institutions or government institutions. These large organizations usually have many differen...
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Joomla & vBulletin RCE vulnerabilities patched by BitNinja WAF 2.0
Eniko Toth

Joomla & vBulletin RCE vulnerabilities patched by BitNinja WAF 2.0

RCE attacks are one of the most dangerous types of attacks as hackers could take complete control of the victim’s host, meaning that they can run commands, install malware, etc. In this article, I’d like to introduce 2 new vulnerabilities, which have been patched by BitNinja WAF: vBulletin RCE Rusty Joomla RCE New botnet utilizes the vBulletin RCE vulnerability In September, a new zero-day vulnerability was found in vBulletin . Nowadays, vBulletin is the most popular internet forum software, so this threat could affect many people. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-16759...
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New Malware Monitoring Tool – Auditd is Replacing Inotify
Eniko Toth

New Malware Monitoring Tool – Auditd is Replacing Inotify

It takes 99.9% less memory usage and 99.9% less time to set up… Unbelievable, but it’s possible with the new malware monitoring tool. While BitNinja believes in the power of prevention and our proactive modules are very robust, we also want to provide an all-in-one server security service. We know that malware infections are a pain point for every server owner because they have very visible signs. “There is always room for improvement.” So, we won’t lie to you. Many old and new users ask our help to clean malware from their servers. That’s the reason why we dedicated several projects to...
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Teamwork makes the dream work: Sub-users and their roles
Jacint Lazok

Teamwork makes the dream work: Sub-users and their roles

Not everyone uses the BitNinja Dashboard for the same reasons when doing their work. We know that. Which is why we have different sub-user roles built into our Dashboard. Why do you need sub-user roles? If you need your accountant to download your subscriptions’ invoices without sharing your BitNinja account's login details, and if you want your support crew to be able to check if an IP address is blocked or not without risking your account’s integrity, you just need an email address to make them an account that lets your staff do their job while you keep your parent user account’s crede...
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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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BitNinja Raised 500k EUR from Industry Veterans to Make the Internet Safer
George Egri

BitNinja Raised 500k EUR from Industry Veterans to Make the Internet Safer

BitNinja was founded in 2014 and became very profitable by the following year. We could quickly grow by using our own resources, however, we are truly committed to our mission. We want to make the internet a safer place, so we decided to speed up our growth with investors. We are pleased to announce that BitNinja got a 500,000 EUR seed investment from cybersecurity veterans and cloud entrepreneurs. Introduction of our new investors In this seed round, we received 500,000 EUR from the investors to help us make the internet a safer place. Let’s meet them now: Founders of Bal...
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Case study - Swiss Web Hosting Company Protected by BitNinja
Eniko Toth

Case study - Swiss Web Hosting Company Protected by BitNinja

Ganesh Hosting is one of our oldest customers, who are with us from the very beginning. A few years ago, we asked them about their experience and created this case study. It was available only for our reseller partners but now we would like to share it with the publicity.   The company Ganesh Hosting is a Swiss web hosting company, based in the charming city of Vevey. They provide various hosting solutions (VPS, dedicated, cloud) with more than 20 years of experience behind their team.  Having established partners like Morand Distillery and GroupeMutuel, quality is never con...
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