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25.000 Russian Hack Attacks Repulsed in Two Days


25.000 Russian Hack Attacks Repulsed in Two Days

More than six hundred Russian hackers have been trying to hack down a server-installed content management software in attempt to get over its sophisticated Proactive Protection system. There had been more than 25.000 attacks recorded and effectively repulsed during the software crash test competition hours. The competition was organized by the Bitrix, Inc. team and Positive Technologies IT experts during the “Chaos Constructions CC9 Festival” that took place on 29-30 August 2009 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Both the Festival participants and comers from the Internet were instigated to try to evade the Bitrix brand new Proactive Protection security system as part of the “Bitrix Real-Time Hack Competition”. The Festival competitors and the Internet comers got a leg-up, though: the Proactive Protection security system (WAF / Web Application Firewall Plus had been to some extent modified before the competition in advance, just to be a little bit more “vulnerable”. The point of this hack competition was to gain more examples for analyzing common mistakes made by site developers and to show how the new security system shield works in action.

“The only efficacious method has been discovered by a really professional IT specialist who could use some of the Internet Explorer drawbacks and turn them into a tool to evade the Bitrix protection. Nevertheless, all life-threatening attacks have been prevented by the software security modules” said Marcel Nizaque, Bitrix, Inc. IT security specialist.

The Proactive Protection security system has been revised anew right after the competition and now free updates are already available for the Bitrix customers and partners through the SiteUpdate ( system.

About Bitrix

Bitrix, Inc. specializes in the development of highly secure content management systems (CMS) and portal solutions for managing web projects and multifunctional information systems on the Internet. Bitrix’s Flagship Solution - Bitrix Site Manager, is a standalone application that provides comprehensive content management for online businesses. Established in 1998 by a group of IT specialists, Bitrix today holds a leading position in the Web development market, with high-standard technology solutions to its clients and partners.

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