It's A Meow-Nixed System, I Know This: Purr-Fect Storm Of 3,000+ Insecure Databases - And A Data-Wiping Bot
The Register, July 24th, 2020
July 24, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 4

ProtoVPN IP range fingrered as source of destructive attacks

"Poorly secured databases are being wiped and vandalized by the thousands in a seemingly automated attack.

Bob Diachenko, head of research at Comparitech and who spotted the digital destruction, said that, as of today, more than 3,000 insecure database instances have been overwritten to some degree with random text, rendering them useless to applications. The nuked databases were left facing the internet by their administrators so that anyone can read and write them, access that malicious software dubbed the Meow bot took advantage of to wreck the information silos..."

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