Old IoT Botnet has been Revived
Eniko Toth

Old IoT Botnet has been Revived

The “Hello, Peppa!” botnet and the /ept/out.php vulnerability were newly discovered attacks by our Attack Vector Miner. But now, it has recognized the reactivation of a forgotten IoT botnet. This botnet exploits the D-Link router DSL-2750B  remote command execution. What does the attack look like?  The discovered pattern is the /login.cgi?cli= as you can see below:  In the case of the D-Link router DSL-2750B firmware 1.01 to 1.03, there’s an option for remote command execut...
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New Zero-Day Vulnerability on the Horizon Again
Eniko Toth

New Zero-Day Vulnerability on the Horizon Again

After the “Hello, Peppa!”  zero-day botnet, our Attack Vector Miner detected another zero-day vulnerability.  Some vulnerable websites contain an /ept/out.php file, which can work as an open proxy. That’s why the attacker scans the /ept/out.php file. Let’s see an example:  The number of these attacks started to increase on July 11th, and as we can see in the diagram below, the botnet’s activity is slowing down now.  During the peak time, we experienced 15.000 attacks per day and most of them tar...
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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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Critical zero-day vulnerability in MODX Revolution patched by BitNinja WAF
Eniko Toth

Critical zero-day vulnerability in MODX Revolution patched by BitNinja WAF

Content Management Systems (CMS) are highly vulnerable to zero-day attacks recently. Lately, the Drupal was picked on by the hackers. Now the ModX CMS is in the target. CVE-2018-1000207: The new MODX vulnerability Two critical vulnerabilities have been found in MODX Revolution <= 2.6.4 in the past few days. Exploiting it  , the hackers can remote code execution so they can compromise the website and modify (spoil/delete) the files and directories. This vulnerability has already got a CVE number: CVE-2018- 1000207. With a single web request, the attacker can create a custom file...
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Attack Vector Miner – AI Technology for Detecting Zero-Day Attacks
Eniko Toth

Attack Vector Miner – AI Technology for Detecting Zero-Day Attacks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is spreading quickly in many industries, and we can gladly announce the Attack Vector Miner, one of our latest developments based on AI. But before we tell you more about that, let’s get a bit more familiar with AI. If you’re an AI expert, know everything about it, and are only curious about the Attack Vector Miner, just scroll down to the last paragraph. History of AI It’s not a new thing that machines “stole” people’s jobs; let’s think about the steam engine, the calculator, or the PC. But trends today show that we’d like to delegate even more tasks to mach...
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Zero Day phpMyAdmin Vulnerablity Patched by BitNinja
Laszlo Takacs

Zero Day phpMyAdmin Vulnerablity Patched by BitNinja

A new flaw on the horizon! A new flaw has been discovered in phpMyAdmin, in which an attacker has the possibility to include files on the server. This vulnerability is caused because of a portion of a code where the pages are redirected and loaded in phpMyAdmin. Here are the steps, how it can be achieved:  1) First, the intruder has to be authenticated, after this procedure the sql query will create a session. 2) Invoking the  ../../../../../..../var/lib/sessionId the attack can be performed. There are some exceptions though:   - $cfg['AllowArbitrary...
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Riskware – a thin line between benign and malicious programs
Eniko Toth

Riskware – a thin line between benign and malicious programs

Riskware – a thin line between benign and malicious programs Programming is something that can be used for good and also for bad reasons. We can write software with the sole purpose of causing harm, or we can be developers whose aim is to make things better and easier. Nowadays we can hear a lot about the first ones, the malware, but what about riskware? What is riskware at all? There are some legitimate computer programs which can act as malware and cause damage if they are used by bad guys. It’s like a gun. It matters who holds it and why. A gun is very dangerous in a killer’s hand,...
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Drupalgeddon 3 in retrospect
Nikolett Hegedüs

Drupalgeddon 3 in retrospect

As you know, recently we’ve released multiple security patches for the Drupalgeddon vulnerabilities. The last one was Drupal Remote Code Execution - SA-CORE-2018-004, CVE-2018-7602, patched only 2 days after it was first discovered. We’re very proud of our quick reaction time and would like to share some statistics with you about the attacks that were prevented since then - with the help of BitNinja. The data from the first incident that we’ve caught looks like this (the URL is masked for privacy purposes): Url: [###.hu//] Headers: [array ( 'User-Agent' => 'Mozilla/5.0 (X...
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3rd Drupalgeddon alert! How to be protected with BitNinja?
Eniko Toth

3rd Drupalgeddon alert! How to be protected with BitNinja?

Third critical Drupal vulnerability discovered!!! Those who are running a Drupal website couldn’t have a rest over the past few weeks. This is the third time when Drupal recommends to update these sites. During exploring the previous remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, the CVE-2018-7600, the team discovered a new RCE vulnerability (CVE-2018-7602). If  you or your customers have Drupal websites and would like to avoid  backdoors, cryptocurrency miners and other malwares, BitNinja is here to  help you! Just make sure your WAF rule #402003 is enabl...
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Security by design
Laszlo Takacs

Security by design

Our team has attended the CloudFest back in March where during the security panel we have attended a presentation about the importance of security by design an important thing in terms of responsibility and suggested OWASP as a standard to start with. In this blog post we would like to show, why it is important for developers too, not just for security providers. The best way to define it is an approach to software and hardware development where the main goal is to make a system as free of vulnerabilities and imprevious to attack as possible. To achieve this there is a need for a huge amoun...
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