Hackers delete over 12, 000 unsecured MongoDB databases

MongoDB attacks: victims are demanded payment to restore the database Over 12, 000 unsecured MongoDB databases have been deleted over the past three weeks with only option left behind asking the owners to make contact the hackers to have the data back. A security researcher, Sanyam jain discovered and reported the attacks and believes that this is most likely charging money in Cryptocurrency. The sum of the money may be smaller or bigger that’s depends on the sensitiveness of the database. The attacked was firstly reported on 24th of April by this year. He noticed that the MongoDB database did not contain the usual huge amounts of the leaked data but the following note: “Restore ? Contact : [email protected]”. That means, hackers were dropping some ransom note and asking the victims to contact them via email addresses [email protected] or [email protected] in order to get the data back to the system. It is believed that Read more