Someone Hijacking Unsecured MongoDB Databases for Ransom

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Nearly two years back, we warned users about publicly accessible MongoDB instances – almost 600 Terabytes (TB) – over the Internet which require no authentication, potentially leaving websites and servers at risk of hacking.

These MongoDB instances weren’t exposed due to any flaw in its software, but due to a misconfiguration (bad security practice) that let any remote attacker access MongoDB

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