22,900 MongoDB Databases Affected in Ransomware Attack

Dror Arie Head of Engineering @ GlobalDots
1 Min read

Nearly 23,000 MongoDB databases are affected in a ransomware campaign designed to wipe information from misconfigured databases lacking password protection, ZDNet reports.

The attacker reportedly used an automated script to scan for exposed databases. When it found one, the script deleted the contents and uploaded a ransom note demanding 0.015 bitcoin to retrieve them. If the victim doesn’t pay in two days, the attacker threatens to publish their information and report them to their local GDPR enforcement authority, the report states.

Reduce your AWS costs by over 50%

Discover your Cloud Saving Potential – Answer just 5 simple questions. AppsFlyer, Playtika, Lufthansa, IBM, top leading companies are already using our FinOps services.

Reduce your AWS costs by over 50%

This attack is the latest in a series of incidents conducted by attackers who profit from wiping exposed MongoDB databases and demanding ransom. In January 2017, a cluster of attacks against MongoDB servers affected more than half of Internet-facing MongoDB databases. Unprotected MongoDB databases have been a source of multiple leaks and breaches, including last year’s attack on Choice Hotels and a massive exposure of 763 million email addresses.

Read more: Dark Reading 

Latest Articles

Justt – IaC

Justt is a chargeback mitigation startup based in Tel Aviv. Chargebacks, as defined, are demands by a credit card provider for a retailer to reimburse losses on fraudulent or disputed transactions. Justt’s objective is to assist merchants worldwide in combating false chargebacks using its proprietary artificial intelligence technology.

GlobalDots
22nd February, 2024
8 FinOps Best Practices for Cutting Cloud Costs

The cloud used to be viewed as a place of significant cost savings: rather than purchasing and maintaining dozens of server stacks, organizations could outsource this and purchase compute power on an as-needed basis. In the ensuing rush to cloud architecture, however, many companies simply lifted-and-shifted their old financial bad habits. The sheer speed of […]

GlobalDots
22nd February, 2024
How FinOps Capabilities Can Unlock Your Cloud Cost Goals

Cloud computing has transformed more than individual app architectures: it’s granted both start-ups and market leaders an equal platform for innovation. New products are no longer dependent upon complex revenue-draining in-house server stacks. Instead, cloud-native disruptors such as Uber and Airbnb have been able to harness the once-unthinkable degrees of agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency that […]

GlobalDots
24th January, 2024

Unlock Your Cloud Potential

Schedule a call with our experts. Discover new technology and get recommendations to improve your performance.

Unlock Your Cloud Potential