MongoDB Databases Held Up for Ransom by Mysterious Attacker

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

An attacker going by the name of Harak1r1 is hijacking unprotected MongoDB databases, stealing their content, and asking for a Bitcoin ransom to return the data.

These attacks have been happening for more than a week and have hit servers all over the world. The first one to notice the attacks was security researcher Victor Gevers, who, as part of Project 366 with the GDI Foundation, has been busy searching for unprotected MongoDB servers and alerting companies about their status.

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