Brute aanvallen op Belikunst geweerd

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Brute aanvallen op Belikunst geweerd

Berichtdoor Beli » 12 apr 2013 19:31

Dit bericht ontving ik van het bedrijf waar mijn webruimte huist. Het lijkt er op dat de grote boze cyberwolf tegen ons pensionnetje heeft staan blazen, maar gelukkig was het huisje niet van stro.

Handling a Global Brute-force Attack

Dear Lilian IJff-Bellinga,
During the last few days we witnessed a massive number of brute-force attacks towards WordPress and Joomla. SiteGround was among the first to alert the public about the issue on our blog nearly 48 hours ago and we are currently seeing other web host following with announcements about the same issue. Generally, we believe that our security team work should go unnoticed - they worry for security issues, so you don’t have to. In this case we did the same – we solved the issue and most of our customers did not notice anything unusual. However, as the problem became widely discussed on the internet, we decided to reach out to you and explain what we did to stop and further prevent the attack.
Weak passwords reset by us to avoid hacking.

We identified the start of the problem by few websites hacked because of their weak passwords. This prompted us to analyze why those incidents occurred and we noticed that a multiple WordPress and Joomla websites were attacked. The main purpose of such attacks is to guess an application’s admin password, so that the attackers get full access to the administration panel of your website. Once they get in, they start installing malicious plugins and files. At this early stage we took a pro-active approach and reset the passwords we identified as weak right away. We immediately notified the users and provided further instructions, even though they were unaffected by the hackers - just so they didn’t have to learn it the hard way.
Brute force attacks isolated to prevent server load

The scale of the brute force attack got bigger and endangered the entire servers’ performance. We detected several hundred different IP addresses trying to brute-force passwords. After an urgent trouble-shooting session, our security team implemented several measures on different levels, allowing us to block more than 4.08 million brute-force attempts towards our clients in the first 12 hours alone. The brute-force attempts were isolated, bringing server loads back to normal, with the least possible inconvenience to our clients.
How SiteGround approach is better than what other providers do?

We managed to trouble-shoot and take over the situation ahead of time. We were the first to alert about it and to provide a pro-active and comprehensive fix. What we saw in the solutions announced by the other providers was shifting the weak password problem to the users, applying solutions that actually limit the user’s login rights and not addressing the server overload caused by the attack. SiteGround solution, on the other hand, is completely comprehensive. We stopped the hackers from loading our servers, we did not apply any user limitations and we proactively fixed the weak passwords issue.
Our CEO gives more insights on the whole situation here

Best regards,
The SiteGround Team

Erik Lelieveld
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Re: Brute aanvallen op Belikunst geweerd

Berichtdoor Erik Lelieveld » 22 jan 2014 04:25

we hadden het niet echt op dat moment nodig.........
maar met zulk aanval, oke.........

Ik spreek me vloek uit:
Wie ons beperkt beperkt niet ons maar zichzelf
ongeacht waar het vandaan komt, nederland, china, Korea?? weet ik veel??
en zichzelf beperken kenschetst zich met korte een levennsduur
neem mij niet kwalijk met dit vonnis

dit is een mahabaratisch bedachte vervloeking
en dat is precies de rede dat je eigenlijk niet mag vloeken,

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Re: Brute aanvallen op Belikunst geweerd

Berichtdoor Beli » 22 jan 2014 05:15

Goed zo...vloek met mate maar weet hoe te richten!


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