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Benjamin Hosack

Benj Hosack is a Director and co-Founder of Foregenix Limited. Foregenix is a specialist information security business delivering services in Forensics, PCI DSS, PCI P2PE, PA-DSS and information security solutions within the Payment Card Industry. Our technologies are designed to simplify security and PCI Compliance. Specialties: Cardholder Data Discovery - defining and reducing PCI DSS Scope / PA-DSS / PCI DSS / P2PE / Account Data Compromise Investigations. We are specialists in the Payment Card Industry and work with all types of companies in the payment chain (Acquiring banks, Processors, hosting providers, web designers, merchants, systems integrators etc).
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Benjamin Hosack

Magento Websites: How is the security health of your website?

web security, Magento, Cybersecurity

,10/07/17 16:40
Cyber security is a hot topic, with articles appearing most days within the mainstream media.   As consumers, we’re all becoming more cyber-aware as we see the latest well-known brand in the headlines for having lost their client data.

Most of us will have been affected by a credit card breach within the last few years - I can’t imagine there could be many people in first world countries who have not had their credit / debit card details stolen and received a replacement card from their bank. It's a major hassle - stressful and a huge waste of time.

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Benjamin Hosack

Alert: New PHP Webshell Identified

web security, Magento

,03/03/17 11:50

A new piece of malware has been identified by the Foregenix DFIR team.  The malware is a PHP webshell - a script, which when installed on a compromised system, presents a sophisticated administration platform allowing the attacker to browse the filesystem of the compromised server, upload, create, edit, download or delete files or stop running processes.

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Benjamin Hosack

Vulnerabilities on ManageEngine EventLog 10.7 through 11.2 (Service Pack 11023)

penetration testing

,23/12/16 11:29

We have come across Manage Engine EventLog installations a few times in our penetration tests at Foregenix, and have identified different vulnerabilities in our attempts to compromise it. In most situations a default guest account was left open and becomes a focus point as we attempt to use it to elevate privileges or otherwise influence the profiles behaviour to our advantage. These attempts resulted in the following vulnerabilities being discovered and reported to the vendor. While the installations encountered during the engagements may not be running an up-to-date version of the ManageEngine EventLog software we validated whether the vulnerabilities still exist on the latest version as of the time of reporting them to the Vendor.

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Benjamin Hosack

Magento Malicious JavaScript in Action

web security, Magento, malware, JavaScript

,08/11/16 14:48

Magento websites have been under attack from a new malicious JavaScript family of malware - our forensic team has been working with many hacked websites to help them regain control of their online businesses and to limit losses.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Magento Websites - Have You Patched SUPEE-8788 Yet?

web security, Magento

,04/11/16 14:28

Last month Magento released SUPEE-8788 to fix a number of security issues – you can read about SUPEE-8788 in detail here.  A LOT of websites have not yet patched and are at risk of being hacked.

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Benjamin Hosack

Benj Hosack is a Director and co-Founder of Foregenix Limited. Foregenix is a specialist information security business delivering services in Forensics, PCI DSS, PCI P2PE, PA-DSS and information security solutions within the Payment Card Industry. Our technologies are designed to simplify security and PCI Compliance. Specialties: Cardholder Data Discovery - defining and reducing PCI DSS Scope / PA-DSS / PCI DSS / P2PE / Account Data Compromise Investigations. We are specialists in the Payment Card Industry and work with all types of companies in the payment chain (Acquiring banks, Processors, hosting providers, web designers, merchants, systems integrators etc).
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Benjamin Hosack

Magento Websites: How is the security health of your website?

web security, Magento, Cybersecurity

,10/07/17 16:40
Cyber security is a hot topic, with articles appearing most days within the mainstream media.   As consumers, we’re all becoming more cyber-aware as we see the latest well-known brand in the headlines for having lost their client data.

Most of us will have been affected by a credit card breach within the last few years - I can’t imagine there could be many people in first world countries who have not had their credit / debit card details stolen and received a replacement card from their bank. It's a major hassle - stressful and a huge waste of time.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Alert: New PHP Webshell Identified

web security, Magento

,03/03/17 11:50

A new piece of malware has been identified by the Foregenix DFIR team.  The malware is a PHP webshell - a script, which when installed on a compromised system, presents a sophisticated administration platform allowing the attacker to browse the filesystem of the compromised server, upload, create, edit, download or delete files or stop running processes.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Vulnerabilities on ManageEngine EventLog 10.7 through 11.2 (Service Pack 11023)

penetration testing

,23/12/16 11:29

We have come across Manage Engine EventLog installations a few times in our penetration tests at Foregenix, and have identified different vulnerabilities in our attempts to compromise it. In most situations a default guest account was left open and becomes a focus point as we attempt to use it to elevate privileges or otherwise influence the profiles behaviour to our advantage. These attempts resulted in the following vulnerabilities being discovered and reported to the vendor. While the installations encountered during the engagements may not be running an up-to-date version of the ManageEngine EventLog software we validated whether the vulnerabilities still exist on the latest version as of the time of reporting them to the Vendor.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Magento Malicious JavaScript in Action

web security, Magento, malware, JavaScript

,08/11/16 14:48

Magento websites have been under attack from a new malicious JavaScript family of malware - our forensic team has been working with many hacked websites to help them regain control of their online businesses and to limit losses.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Magento Websites - Have You Patched SUPEE-8788 Yet?

web security, Magento

,04/11/16 14:28

Last month Magento released SUPEE-8788 to fix a number of security issues – you can read about SUPEE-8788 in detail here.  A LOT of websites have not yet patched and are at risk of being hacked.

Read More

Cyber Security Insights

Jake Dennys
24/11/17 15:17

Black Friday Sees Website Traffic Increase by 200%

Black Friday is upon us and as I’m sure you know, it comes hand in hand with lucrative tech discounts from across the industry. For businesses ...

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Richard Jones
17/11/17 09:39

Successfully implementing GDPR: Compliance and Awareness

The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) is essentially about privacy. It relies on cyber security controls to ensure that legitimately used ...

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Richard Jones
02/11/17 10:33

GDPR – Keeping things simple.

  Type GDPR into Google and you will get just shy of 6 million results. Factor in the complexity of each and every article and it’s easy to see why ...

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Richard Jones
31/10/17 10:27

Data Discovery: The only place to start with GDPR

To those new to GDPR, it may appear like a complex task for which there are so many actions it’s almost impossible to know where to start. I would ...

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Kirsty Trainer
26/10/17 15:02

Improving Cybersecurity in the Contact Center: How to Reduce the Risk of a Breach  [Webinar]

  The negative impact of a data breach has wide reaching consequences, it’s not something that can be solved with a “Sorry” and a slap on the wrist. ...

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