Ongoing Meow attack has nuked >1,000 databases without telling anyone why

In March, thousands of elastic search installations were wiped out and all that was left was a calling card, “NightLionSecurity.com.” Now there’s a new round of attacks using a “Meow” calling card as they wipe out ElasticSearch and MongoDB databases. Dan Goodin reports:

More than 1,000 unsecured databases so far have been permanently deleted in an ongoing attack that leaves the word “meow” as its only calling card, according to Internet searches over the past day.

The attack first came to the attention of researcher Bob Diachenko on Tuesday, when he discovered a database that stored user details of the UFO VPN had been destroyed.

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