MongoDB Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom for Over 26,000 Compromised Servers

TheMerkle MongoDB Hacks BitcoinEven though Bitcoin lacks all of the properties criminals should look for in an anonymous currency, it is still quite popular. The recent wave of attacks against unprotected MongoDB databases illustrates that point perfectly. All of the groups responsible for these attacks demand payments to be made in Bitcoin. This last wave of attacks saw over 26,000 servers getting hijacked, which is an astonishing number. These types of attacks have been prominent since December of 2016. MongoDB Attacks Continue Unabated If something works just fine, there is no reason to fix it. Cybercriminals operate in a similar mindset; if their

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