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Another Day, Another Data Leak

another day another data leak Exactis

In the last few days, there has been information released about yet another alleged data leak, placing in jeopardy “…[the] personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses.” In this case, the “victim” was Exactis, for whom data collection and data security are core business functions.
Some takeaways […]

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MySQL Ransomware: Open Source Database Security Part 3

MySQL Ransomware

This blog post examines the recent MySQL® ransomware attacks, and what open source database security best practices could have prevented them.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there has been an uptick in ransomware for MongoDB and Elasticsearch deployments. Recently, we’re seeing the same for MySQL.
Let’s look and see if this is MySQL’s fault.
Other […]

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Percona Responds to East Coast DDoS Attack

ddos

As noted in several media outlets, many web sites have been affected by a DDoS attack on Dyn today. Since Percona uses Dyn for its DNS server, we are experiencing issues as well.  
The attack has impacted the percona.com web site availability and performance, including all related services such as our forums, blogs and […]

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