ransom attacks

Pierluigi Paganini September 12, 2017
MongoDB improves security amid new wave of ransom-attacks

MongoDB company implements new data security features in response to the recent wave of ransom attacks that hit installations worldwide. You have to admit that the bad actors are very good at leveraging a vulnerability into a lucrative opportunity. The latest example comes from MongoDB,  a popular, open source database commonly deployed for big data applications on […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2017
Unsecure Hadoop Distributed File System installs 5 PB of Data

According to Shodan search, unprotected Hadoop Distributed File System installations expose 5 PB of data. Hadoop servers that are not securely configured expose vast amounts of data, according to an analysis conducted using the Internet search engine Shodan. A study conducted by Shodan revealed that nearly 4,500 servers with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) […]