Once more about data breaches
One of the biggest steals of databases happened recently – personal information nearly of 50 thousand users were replaced by random files and instructions how to get data back. Even more, users who paid never get that information back. Why? Because it is not beneficial to other hackers – you pay to one of them after that another one will publish his own demands.
All these problems connected with an online database platform MongoDB. Lots of companies use it to store personal information of users, but it is very easy to hack and make it accessible to everyone. If a company installs it on a server with a default setting anyone can see it and even change something, so it causes data breaches.
On the Internet, you can find a lot of really sad stories about data breaches because of inappropriate installation. Every time number of victims is impressive. The last time it was 1.5 million users. Even now you can find more than 52 thousand databases in a public access, because of incorrect use of MongoDB platform. When you open that files hackers can find an email, name or even a bitcoin address and a payment demand. Due to research more than 30 000 databases were erased and replaced by hacker’s requests.
Unfortunately, most victims don’t know what happened to them and what they need to do. They won’t get personal data back by satisfying the requirements of hackers.
So remember simple truth – in one day someone will try to hack you and your personal data. Do not trust it to the companies if you don’t know anything about their security system because it can lead to irreversible consequences. Also, you can protect your PC from any viruses which can steal your information and make your system vulnerable by using a powerful protection. GridinSoft offers effective tools to keep your system safe.