Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2017
Republican polling firm Victory Phones database was hacked

The databases of the Republican polling firm Victory Phones were hacked just after the 2016 election, exposing donor records. Victory Phones, an automated phone research, and data compilation firm was hacked in January exposing data on hundreds of thousands of Americans who submitted donations to Republican political campaigns. Victory Phones carries out polling on behalf of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2017
Number of MongoDB ransom attacks peaked 27,000 in a day

According to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Antipodes the number of hacked MongoDB databases more than double to 27,000 in just a day. MongoDB ransom attacks soar, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Antipodes the number of hacked systems more than double to 27,000 in just a day. According to the experts, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2017
11GB archive of Top Secret US SOCOM data accidentally leaked

The popular security expert Chris Vickery discovered a 11GB archive of Top Secret US SOCOM data that was accidentally leaked. A subcontractor of the Pentagon has exposed top-secret information of the US Military Special Operations Command (SOCOM) medics. Exposed records include names, locations, Social Security Numbers, and salaries of the Military SOCOM personnel, the database […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2017
Hacker held open MongoDB databases for ransom

A mysterious hacker is breaking into unprotected MongoDB databases, stealing their content, and asking for a ransom to return the data. Co-founder of the GDI Foundation Victor Gevers is warning of poor security for MongoDB installations in the wild. The security expert has discovered 196 instances of MongoDB that were wiped by crooks and being held for […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2015
DHS Information Security Program, Dozens secret databases vulnerable to hack

Evaluation of DHS Information Security Program for Fiscal Year 2015 revealed the existence of dozens of top-secret unpatched databases. The story I’m about to tell you is staggering, the US Department of Homeland Security is running dozens of unpatched and vulnerable databases, a number of them contained information rated as “secret” and even “top secret.” The discovery emerged […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2012
W32.Narilam, the malware that hit databases in the Middle East

Symantec has published an interesting alert on a new agent named W32.Narilam that has been designed to damage corporate databases. Recently we have always thought to malware as dangerous agents used to steal information such as banking credentials or to be used in cyber espionage operation. This is one of the different ways to monetize the […]