All those who are storing unstructured data on MongoDB servers you better check your security settings of the storage server before it is too late. As a group of hackers are seen targeting unsecured MongoDB servers, stealing data, and then threatening the victims to report the data breach to the data watchdogs who then will take severe action for violating the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) laws.
That’s not the end to wows; if the victim fails to hear the pleas of the hackers, then the cyber crooks are wiping data on the victimized database that could spell doom for any business which doesn’t invest wisely on backup resources.
Victor Gevers, the chairman of the GDI Foundation, said that the threat is a kind of honey trap where hackers are either seen luring victims who own sensitive information on MongoDB Servers or threatening the victims to leak their company secrets to the data watchdogs.
Irrespective of the motive, the hackers are seen demanding 0.015 Bitcoins($138) to recover the stolen data. And if the victim doesn’t pay heed to their demands, then they might leak the data breach details to the GDPR officials who then will levy a hefty penalty on the company bosses for failing to keep their customer data secure from prying eyes.
Note- Mongo means ‘Huge’ and the database assigned with this name means a server that can store humongous amounts of data. MongoDB is a database which can store JSON like documents with the ability to scale up or down as per the user needs.