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Five ways to declaw the Meow bot

While the motivation behind the “Meow” bot attacks is unknown, the menace is still out there wiping out open source databases left unsecured on the internet, prompting Elastic to offer clear steps that organizations can take to safeguard their data. The bot came on the scene about two weeks ago when it was reported that…
Database security, Ransomware, Security News

MongoDB hacker threatens to report breach to GDPR

A hacker that uploaded ransom notes on nearly 23,000 MongoDB databases left exposed online without passwords has given his potential victims until tomorrow to pay a $140 ransom, or possibly report the breach to local GDPR authorities. According to recent ZDNet story, the hacker used an automated script to scan for misconfigured MongoDB databases, effectively…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Retail, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

Malicious actor holds at least 31 stolen SQL databases for ransom

A malicious cyber actor or hacking collective has reportedly been sweeping the internet for online stores’ unsecured SQL databases, copying their contents, and threatening to publish the information if the rightful owners don’t pay up. The perpetrator has stolen the copied versions of at least 31 SQL databases, which have been put up for sale…
Security News

8 million EU retail sales records exposed on AWS MongoDB

Eight million EU retail sales records exposed on AWS MongoDB A database hosed on Amazon Web Services holding eight million retail sales records from the European Union was left exposed compromising customer personal and financial information. The open MongoDB database had no password or other authentication set. It was operated by a third-party vendor who…
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Data Breach, Security News

Eight million EU retail sales records exposed on AWS MongoDB

A database hosed on Amazon Web Services holding eight million retail sales records from the European Union was left exposed compromising customer personal and financial information. The open MongoDB database had no password or other authentication set. It was operated by a third-party vendor who pulled sales data from a range of retailers, including Amazon…
Data Breach, Security News

MGM admits to 2019 data breach affecting 10.6 million customers

MGM Resorts has confirmed there was unauthorized access to one of the company’s cloud servers in 2019 that contained information on a reported 10.6 million guests, possibly including several high-profile guests. MGM did not confirm the number of people involved, but ZD Net working with the new security firm Under the Breach reportedly found data…
Data Breach, Security News

2.8 million CenturyLink customer records exposed by unprotected database

A third-party MongoDB database containing 2.8 million CenturyLink customer records and information was left unprotected exposing the data of several hundred thousand of the tech company’s customers. The database was found by the security firm Comparitech working with security researcher Bob Diachenko. The initial finding took place on September 15, but it is believed the…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Malware, Security News

GootKit actors leave open databases, exposing data they stole

The actors behind the information-stealing GootKit trojan apparently slipped up and left open two MongoDB databases last July, briefly exposing data that they had lifted from thousands upon thousands of infected victims. Bob Diachenko, cyber threat intelligence director at Security Discovery, revealed in a company blog post yesterday that he spotted the open servers last…
Data Breach, Security News

700,000 Choice Hotels customer records compromised

Cybercriminals took advantage of an open MongoDB database containing data from Choice Hotels and stole 700,000 customer records and then demanded a $3,800 ransom payment for their return. The unsecured third-party database was first uncovered by Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko, but despite quick action on their part informing Choice of the problem, malicious…
Cryptocurrency, Security News

Data on 300K QuickBit crypto exchange customers exposed

The Swedish cryptocurrency exchange QuickBit was hit with a data breach affecting about 2 percent of its customer base through an unprotected MongoDB. Published reports put the number of accounts exposed at 300,000 with QuickBit stating the data involved was left unprotected while it was being migrated to a safer environment with names, addresses, e-mail…
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