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Mongodb Attacks Jump From Hundreds to Twenty-Eight Thousand in Days

Security researchers report a massive uptick in the number of MongoDB databases hijacked and held for ransom. On Monday, researcher Niall Merrigan reported 28,000 misconfigured MongoDB were attacked by more than a dozen hacker groups. That’s sharp increase from last week when 2,000 MongoDB had been hijacked by two or three criminals. A wave attack was first spotted on Dec. 27 by Victor Gevers, an ethical hacker, and founder of GDI Foundation. That’s...

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What really is Ransomware?

We're writing this post specifically for the people who have absolutely no idea what ransomware is, or those who have heard the buzz word but don't really know what it means. It's easy to read the word, and assume a definition, but can you really sit there and say you know EXACTLY what ransomware is? Don't fret. We will explain in a practical, not technical language that you can easily understand,...

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Hackers Hold Investment Bank To Ransom

Hackers who call themselves TheDarkOverlord recently tried to extort a series of health care organizations into paying hefty ransoms. Their most recent target is WestPark Capital. The hackers have stolen apparent internal documents from a Californian investment bank and published them online, likely in an effort to extort money from the victim company. Jamie Moles, security consultant at cyber security firm Lastline commented below why this story differs from other high profile hacks, including the traditional techniques and language...

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