Tag Archives: Database Security

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid

The biggest mistake companies make with data security is leaving all their secrets unprotected at one place, which if attacked, they are all gone in one shot.

An unnamed law enforcement agency has reportedly accessed billions of compromised usernames, email IDs, and their passwords, collected by LeakedSource, a popular breach notification service.

LeakedSource, launched in late 2015, that

Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week

The ransomware attacks on poorly secured MongoDB installations have doubled in just a day.

A hacker going by the handle Harak1r1 is accessing, copying and deleting unpatched or badly-configured MongoDB databases and then threatening administrators to ransom in exchange of the lost data.

It all started on Monday when security researcher Victor Gevers identified nearly 200 instances of a

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters’ full names, their home addresses, unique voter IDs, date of births and phone numbers.

The database was discovered on December 20th by Chris Vickery, a white hat hacker, who was able to access over 191 Million Americans’ personal identifying information (PII) that are just

MySQL Bug Can Strip SSL Protection From Connections

Researchers have identified a serious vulnerability in some versions of Oracle’s MySQL database product that allows an attacker to strip SSL/TLS connections of their security wrapping transparently. The vulnerability is the result of the way that an option in MySQL handles requests for secure connections. Researchers at Duo Security discovered the bug after noticing some […]