The preface of digital war - WannaCry
Szabolcs Hegedűs

The preface of digital war - WannaCry

Szabolcs Hegedűs
On 12th May 2017, the biggest cyber attack of recent times has happened and the threat is still present. Started from Europe and within a couple of hours has grown into a worldwide virus. The crisis has been caused by the WannaCry ransomware and its variants. The virus locks the infected computer and informs the users with a message onscreen. They can only continue to use the PC after paying $300 or $600 in BitCoins. According to the experts, the device used during the attack was developed by the renown Shadow Brokers hacker group. The ransomware might have been combined with...
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New improvements at BitNinja - HTTPS solution
Nikoletta Szabo

New improvements at BitNinja - HTTPS solution

In this article, we would like to summarize our recently released developments, which impact the daily life of our clients. First of all, ... TheHTTPS Captcha: If you enable this feature in your agent, BitNinja will be able to present a Captcha on HTTPS. This will make the IP removal from our greylist possible just by one click not only on HTTP protocol but also on HTTPS. What results can be achieved by using it? Less complaint from your customers about the failure of removal, resulting in a lower load on your support staff Lower false-positive rate How does it work? T...
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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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Ransomware: what is it and why is it dangerous?
Nikolett Hegedüs

Ransomware: what is it and why is it dangerous?

Nikolett Hegedüs
Let’s start with the definition. Ransomware is a kind of malware that installs itself onto an unprotected computer, encrypts some files, and asks for a certain amount of money for decryption or to not publish certain sensitive information online. It is called a denial-of-access attack and it can be very frustrating because you know that the files are there but you can’t access them.   There are two types of ransomware attacks: Simple ransomware or lockscreen, where the system is locked. The attack is more serious if the files are really encrypted. It is called a file co...
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Have you ever forgot the root password of your server?
Mariann Csorba

Have you ever forgot the root password of your server?

Mariann Csorba
We are all human beings and do not work like flawless creatures of artificial intelligence, we are prone to make mistakes and forget things. Although, sometimes we forget crucial information which might be essential to our daily life, like the root password of our server. For a sysadmin it can be a real disaster if s/he cannot log into the server. What can you do if this happens with you? Follow our easy step by step instructions, which will solve this matter.  Save this list and you will never have to stress about the lost or forgotten password again.      ...
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Malware Museum

Nikoletta Szabo
Today’s malwares are designed to be silent, unnoticeable and effective without drawing the attention of users to their maleficent activities. They steal our credit card and personal details without us realizing it. Although, it was not always the popular way to infect servers/computers. A couple of decades ago viruses usually featured colorful pictures, scrambled codes or even a statement on the corruption of your computer.       Mikko Hermanni Hyppönen, a Finnish chief resource officer has recently collected the viruses from the 1980’s and 1990’s and put them to...
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How does a malware/spam campaign work?

Nikoletta Szabo
The onset of the Internet has brought many rewarding benefits to human race. Thanks to it, communication that was pegged to letters, faxes and phone calls back then, have now become faster, reaching more audiences. Social media has also made it possible to connect with people from all around the globe. Although, with this new communicational development comes the challenge of phising and spamming that has continued to disrupt the new mailboxes of thousands of people around the world.   Spamming and phising can both be a form of stealing, by a hacker, where a great number of peop...
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CryptoPHP – stop it with BitNinja

Boglarka Angalet
We have terrific news again: BitNinja is able to directly fight against CryptoPHP malware. But what is this backdoor? And what does it do with your servers? Find out from our blog. What is CryptoPHP? CryptoPHP is a backdoor used for spamming and illegal search engine optimization (blackhat SEO) actions. This script provides remote control to servers for hackers, who can control them through command-and-control (CnC) server communication, mail communication or manual control.   How it works After being installed, it provides access to the web server and hackers become a...
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