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August 25, 2020
One month after the notorious 'meow' attacks were first detected, the threat to misconfigured databases exposed on the internet shows little sign of slowing down.
July 30, 2020
More than one week later, the mysterious attacks on insecure databases on ElasticSearch, MongoDB and others have not only persisted but grown, with no explanation.
July 23, 2020
A new threat has hit more than 1,000 unsecured databases on ElasticSearch, MongoDB and other platforms, destroying data and replacing files with a single word: meow.
May 07, 2020
Researchers at cybersecurity vendor TurgenSec discovered an exposed database owned by Advanced Computer Software that contained legal documents with data from 190 law firms.
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