Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1863 MongoDB attacks jump from hundreds to 28,000 in just 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 attacks was first spotted on Dec. 27 by Victor Gevers, an ethical hacker and founder of GDI Foundation. That’s when he said a hacker going by the handle “Harak1r1” was compromising open MongoDB installations, deleting their contents, and leaving behind a ransom note demanding 0.2 BTC (about $220).
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#1869 Credit card data and other information targeted in Netflix phishing campaign
#1868 Android banking Trojan malware disguises itself as Super Mario Run
#1867 Google plugs severe Android vulnerability that exposed devices to spying
#1866 The official Tor browser for iOS is free to use
#1865 This ransomware scheme is targeting schools, colleges and head teachers, warn police
#1864 Unsecure routers, webcams prompt feds to sue DLink
#1863 MongoDB attacks jump from hundreds to 28,000 in just days
#1862 Experts warn of novel PDF-based phishing scam
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