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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1935 GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail
Source-code hub Gitlab.com is in meltdown after experiencing data loss as a result of what it has suddenly discovered are ineffectual backups.

On Tuesday evening, Pacific Time, the startup issued the sobering series of tweets listed below. Behind the scenes, a tired sysadmin, working late at night in the Netherlands, had accidentally deleted a directory on the wrong server during a frustrating database replication process: he wiped a folder containing 300GB of live production data that was due to be replicated.

Just 4.5GB remained by the time he canceled the rm -rf command. The last potentially viable backup was taken six hours beforehand.
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#1944 Google Chrome engineer says Windows Defender “the only well behaved AV”
#1943 Misconfigured firewall blamed for hospital ransomware infection
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#1941 Apple takes down iCloud activation lock page after disclosure of security flaw
#1940 Microsoft: Windows 10 will stop a ransomware epidemic when antivirus fails
#1939 Securing your home routers - understanding attacks and defense strategies (PDF)
#1938 Witcher 3 dev forums hacked, 1.8 million accounts stolen
#1937 Security flaws in Pentagon systems "easily" exploited by hackers
#1936 Cisco updates Tetration analytics platform, aims to automate security policies
#1935 GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail
#1934 EyePyramid and a lesson on the perils of attribution
#1933 Ransomware disrupts Washington DC's CCTV system
#1932 Many Android VPN apps breaking privacy promises
#1931 Netgear exploit found in 31 models lets hackers turn your router into a botnet
#1930 Nicolas Brulez on malware reverse engineering tips and tricks (audio)
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