Hackers are selling more than 85,000 SQL databases on a dark web portal

Update:  To read the original research report on the threat actors and sale/auction on the dark web, see this report by Guardicore.

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

More than 85,000 SQL databases are currently on sale on a dark web portal for a price of only $550/database.

The portal, brought to ZDNet‘s attention earlier today by a security researcher, is part of a database ransom scheme that has been going on since the start of 2020.

Hackers have been breaking into SQL databases, downloading tables, deleting the originals, and leaving ransom notes behind, telling server owners to contact the attackers to get their data back.

Read more on ZDNet.

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