Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week

By [email protected] (Mohit Kumar) The ransomware attacks on poorly secured MongoDB installations have doubled in just a day.

A hacker going by the handle Harak1r1 is accessing, copying and deleting unpatched or badly-configured MongoDB databases and then threatening administrators to ransom in exchange of the lost data.

It all started on Monday when security researcher Victor Gevers identified nearly 200 instances of a

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