Are you compliant with the new Dutch Law on Data Breach Notifications?

On January 1, 2016, the new Dutch Law on Data Breach Notifications came into effect. Organizations – both companies and government agencies – are now required to immediately report any serious data breach to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Authoriteit Persoonsgegevens). And, if it is likely that the data breach will have an adverse effect […]

Stay safe: how to install the patch for Linux bug CVE-2016-0728

A security bug affecting Linux versions 3.8 and higher was recently identified. Although this bug (CVE-2016-0728) was first introduced into the Linux Kernel in 2012, it was only discovered and made public a few days ago. When we learned of the bug’s existence, we immediately patched all internal Leaseweb servers. We advise everyone to patch their […]

The right solution at the right time: Leaseweb in 2015

Because the market continues to change, Leaseweb keeps developing new and innovative solutions to provide our customers with the best hosting solutions. Like previous years, we developed a lot of new features for existing products, expanded our global footprint and even launched new services. Here’s a selection of the things we introduced in the past year: […]

Leaseweb Application Security introduction

DDoS attacks and other forms of cybercrime are becoming more and more frequent. That’s why we recently launched a new service called Leaseweb Application Security. Here’s a quick video-tour of the easy-to-use dashboard from which you can adjusts your security situations, monitor suspicious traffic, respond to threats and more. Leaseweb Application Security is further augmented by a 24/7 […]

Tips from the Leaseweb Abuse Prevention department

Many customers will come across the Abuse Prevention department, sooner or later. A compromised server or a fraudulent sign-up by a new customer are things that commonly happen. Such events will most likely end up with you receiving an abuse notification which may range from a simple notification regarding a port scan to a notification […]

Leaseweb’s new Abuse Handler is now live

The various Leaseweb services companies are always looking to improve the processes involved with handling abuse notifications and to increase user-friendliness. Over the past few years, we have received valuable feedback on the abuse handling process from customers and third parties who submitted notifications. With that feedback in mind, we have developed a brand new […]

SuperMicro BMC Vulnerability reminds you to keep your servers secure

On Thursday 19 June, Leaseweb learned of the new critical SuperMicro baseboard management controller (BMC) vulnerability that allows retrieving the remote login password via an internet scan on port 49152. We continuously look out for security issues that may have an impact on our customers. An integral part of preventing or limiting the impact these […]

OpenID/OAuth exploit a hype, not the new Heartbleed

In the last few weeks, the Heartbleed bug received the attention it needed. A serious security flaw was discovered in the often-used OpenSSL cryptographic library. This allowed attackers to steal information normally protected by the SSL/TLS encryption. See also our previous posting. This Friday, another ‘flaw’ received a lot of attention; the OpenID and OAuth security […]