The client company contacted Secmentis for help, after being blackmailed repeatedly with DDoS attacks by a cyber criminal. The cyber criminal managed to take down the main website of the forex company, and significantly delayed the trading platform. Because of these actions, the company's main business started suffering, after the first week of the attacks.
Furthermore, the company noticed that the cyber criminal was also attempting to breach several public-facing servers, and may have used the DDoS attack as a cover.
The objectives of the engagement were set as follows:
Secmentis uses the same tools and tactics used by the bad guys against your business. We use both manual and automated testing methods, and take advantage of both custom-built and industry available tools.
The Secmentis team also uses OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) methods and tools to perform research, in this instance, to identify the attackers, the origins of the attack, and the attackers' whereabouts.
Secmentis consultants achieved great results, some of which are summarized below.
The Secmentis team managed to gather a lot of information on the attackers, tracing him to an address in China. Examples of information found: The attackers' personal details, residence address details, educational background, botnet size, and more.
Secmentis provided a wealth of information on the attackers to the company, who took swift action and arrested a few individuals.
Secmentis consultants performed penetration testing to identify and alert the company to possible entry points for the attackers. During an ongoing attack, the Secmentis team breached and shut down one of the attackers' systems.
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