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 wiping the content. The hacker then left a ransom note asking for the payment.
The miscreant threatened to report the breach to the local GDPR authorities within two days if they refused to pay up in two days - on July 3.
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