Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms. It seems that threat actors are increasingly setting their sights on extracting vast amounts of data from social media platforms. The cascade of incidents started off with a data leak impacting more than half a billion Facebook users and … More Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes. Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was … More 10 billion records exposed in unsecured databases, study says

Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security. Thousands of unsecured internet-facing databases have been on the receiving end of automated ‘Meow’ attacks that which involve destroying the data without leaving as much as an explanatory note. A search on Shodan shows that as … More Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom

The cybercriminal behind the ransom raids on almost 23,000 databases threatens to leak the data and alert GDPR regulators. An unknown cybercriminal has infiltrated 22,900 unsecured MongoDB databases, wiping their contents and leaving behind a ransom note demanding bitcoin in return for the data. If the ransom isn’t paid within two days, they threatened to … More Thousands of MongoDB databases ransacked, held for ransom