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Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world.

February 19, 20209 min read

Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world. They have been targeting Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix VPNs to hack into large companies.

The hackers have targeted companies from the IT, Telecommunication, Oil, and Gas, Aviation, Government, and Security sectors. They have developed good technical offensive capabilities and are able to exploit 1-day vulnerabilities in relatively short periods of time.

They exploited VPN flaws within hours after the bugs been publicly disclosed. The hacking tools they used are: 1. JuicyPotato 2. Invoke the Has 3. Putty, Plink, Ngrok, Serveo, or FRP 4. STSRCheck and POWSSHNET 5. C&C Servers Read the full detailed report here (PDF).

Just because you have DoD 8570 does not mean you are the best. OSCP, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Dell, Oracle, Apple, Cloudflare, and, IBM certifications are not listed under DoD 8570. Does that mean they are all crap? Once we get ANSI, we will also have DoD 8570 too. So, stop boasting here. The DoD 8570 does not belong ‘only’ to you.

Do you know why Microsoft, Google, and others are not listed there? Any change in curriculum, course update means you need to resubmit for DoD 8570 reevaluation. 1-2 year tedious bureaucratic process. The red tapes prevent them from keeping the course current and updated. Understand? That is the reason Cybersecurity courses at universities are stale and outdated. RCCE is updated every week, we don’t need to submit to anyone for approval.

4. Global Followers

We don’t have ‘junk’ followers. We have fans. Hardcore Rocheston fans. They love our programs, our vision, our innovation, and our ethics. You are right. We are not bigger than you, we are 10 times better than you. You started 20 years ago, we started 1 year ago. We are proud to say we are a small startup company. And we are beating you with cutting-edge innovations.

5. “Real” Global Training Calendar

We are not interested in training every tom, dick and harry like you. We are very selective with our students. You are a jack of all trades and master of none. Let me give you an example. The road is flooded with Hyundai cars. They are everywhere. But Porsche 911, very few on the road. Which car has a higher value? Porsche or Hyundai. Exactly. RCCE is like the Porsche car.

6. Global Partners

You have built your global partner network in the last 16 years. We have built ours in 1 year. Wow! Do you know why? Our products speak for themselves. Your own partners are dumping you for Rocheston’s cutting-edge RCCE program. Just watch, we are going after every partner of yours.

7. Do you have qualified Instructors?

Our instructors are more qualified than yours. Challenge? I will be the trainer. Do you want to sit in my class? No? I thought so. You are so pathetic. See the testimonials page. True feedback from the students. We don’t have trainers, they are highly technical Cybersecurity Engineers delivering RCCE. Absolute best in the industry.

8. Continuing Education Program (CPE)

This is nonsense. The CPE model is simply a money-making scheme for you. We have our own no cost CPE in Cyberclass. Revolutionary. It is a complete game-changer. Unlike you, we don’t charge ‘ridiculous’ yearly renewal certification fees or upgrade to new version charges.

9. Rocheston.TV

We have a movie reviews website like Rottentomatoes called Rocheston.TV. Rocheston also has film making and liberal arts certifications. See our website. You are accusing us of ‘pirating’ movies. OMG! Really? This is a serious accusation. Very serious. Show me where. Here, go and take a look You are really sick. Crazy sick. This is what you are at a low level, unethical scum organization. You will do anything, accuse anyone, attack anyone to make money.


We have tons of patents and intellectual property on ocafe franchise. Here take a look We don’t have physical stores. It is purely an IP for trade dress, product patents, and look and feel. Go to USPTO, Patent Office and search. We teach ocafe IP in CCIO (Innovation and Design Thinking) course, how to build and patent designs. What do you have? Zero patents, Zero intellectual property, Zero groundbreaking innovations, You can’t even spell innovation. You are a nothing burger. You are selling the same old 15-year Ethical Hacking crap.

11. Certificate Welcome Kit

Rocheston’s provides a beautiful certification welcome kit. The kit comes with a fantastic wooden box, 24k Gold certificate, membership card, T-shirts, Gold plated playing cards with Rocheston logos. We use the same high-quality paper as the U.S. White House uses for the citation letter. Our welcome kit is the ‘best’ in the entire certification industry, and the students simply love it. What are you providing? Oh, I forgot you provide your students with ‘pathetic’ PDF certificates. How ingenious. We have a complete Rocheston merchandise store ( You got nothing. You are really a joke.

Note: Keep attacking Rocheston, I don’t give a damn, seriously. The industry knows we’re the ‘good’ guys. You are calling me a fake certification? That’s all you got? You are so pathetic. Your certification is outdated, useless, overpriced ‘junk’. Your students can clearly see this through. On the other hand, everyone in the industry knows about my background, talent, ethics, and skillset. So stop your whining. Your character assassination tricks will not work with me. You are pretty much done. Enjoy your DoD businesses while it lasts. Disruption is coming.



RCCE is the Future. Hacking Reinvented. Like. No. Other. Yes, we’re the ‘good’ guys. We are not after money, greed or power. We are fighting for you (cybersecurity professionals). God bless.


Haja Mohideen, CTO, Rocheston

— Update —

Dear ‘outdated’ Ethical Hacking certification vendors:

Your ‘smear’ campaign against Rocheston, just got exposed. We even know who wrote the ‘defamation’ article within your company and gave it to the blogger to launch attacks against Rocheston. We have the evidence.

In the last 24 hours, we have received hundreds of e-mails from your ATCs, instructors, customers, partners even your ‘own employees’ supporting Rocheston and rooting for our success. They all have ‘high respect’ for me and Rocheston.

Shame on you for ‘bullying’ a small startup company. You can try all your ‘dirty tricks’ to stop Rocheston’s growth, we will not stop innovating. You will do anything, accuse anyone, attack anyone to make money. BTW, nobody ‘likes’ you.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support. Rocheston is grateful. Bless your heart.