Tag - ransomware

Revenge of Ransomware! MongoDB Security in the News Again . . .

MongoDB Security

A new set of MongoDB attacks and data breaches struck businesses this weekend, mirroring the attacks that hit back in January and putting MongoDB security back into the spotlight.
Like the last set, this new attack strategy focused on ransomware that demanded a paid ransom to unlock hijacked data. As with many security breaches, the attack was preventable – […]

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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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Elasticsearch Ransomware: Open Source Database Security Part 2

Elasticsearch Ransomware

In this blog post, we’ll look at a new Elasticsearch ransomware outbreak and what you can do to prevent it happening to you.
Mere weeks after reports of MongoDB servers getting hacked and infected with ransomware, Elasticsearch clusters are experiencing the same difficulties. David Murphy’s blog discussed the situation and the solution for MongoDB servers. In this […]

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MongoDB Ransomware: Not Likely, But How Do You Know?

MongoDB Ransomware

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the concerns recently seen around MongoDB ransomware and security issues.
Security blogs and magazines have recently been aflutter with the news that a hacker is stealing data from MongoDB instantiations and demanding bitcoins to get the data back. This sounds pretty bad at first glance, but […]

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