Cybersecurity Insights

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

Foregenix expands APAC presence with Dan Ball, Territory Manager. 

05/02/18 13:45

Foregenix has further expanded their APAC presence with the addition of Dan Ball to the team as a Territory Manager in Australia, with responsibilities for sales and marketing in APAC. We branched out into Australia in 2017, headed up by Ray Simpson, Regional Director.

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Benjamin Hosack

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

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

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. This allows 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)

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

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

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

Foregenix expands APAC presence with Dan Ball, Territory Manager. 

05/02/18 13:45

Foregenix has further expanded their APAC presence with the addition of Dan Ball to the team as a Territory Manager in Australia, with responsibilities for sales and marketing in APAC. We branched out into Australia in 2017, headed up by Ray Simpson, Regional Director.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

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

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

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. This allows 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)

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

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