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MongoDB suffered a “Wiping & Ransom” attack that wiped around 22,900 unsecured databases.

Cross-platform database company, MongoDB, is the latest victim of a cybercriminal attack. This attack has infiltrated 22,900 unsecured databases by wiping their contents. The gang behind the attack has since requested Bitcoin (BTC) payments in exchange for a backup of the data.

According to WeLiveSecurity from the cybersecurity firm ESET, if the ransom isn't paid in two days, the hacker, or a gang of cybercriminals, threatened to notify authorities in charge of enforcing European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

A report published by ZDNet explains that the number of databases compromised in the “Wiping & Ransom” attack account for almost 47% of all the MongoDB's databases.

Over $3.2 million in total demanded by the hackers
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In June, ransomware group, REvil, launched a series of attacks that targeted three companies in the U.S. and Canada. They later leaked data from two of the companies and threatened to disclose sensitive data from the third.
 
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