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Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data

Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data
June 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Until last year, cyber criminals were only targeting computers of individuals and organisations with ransomware and holding them for rans...

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

Breach Database Site 'LeakedSource' Goes Offline After Alleged Police Raid
January 26, 2017Mohit Kumar
The biggest mistake companies make with data security is leaving all their secrets unprotected at one place, which if attacked, they are ...

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

Over 27,000 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom Within A Week
January 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
The ransomware attacks on poorly secured MongoDB installations have doubled in just a day. A hacker going by the handle Harak1r1 is acc...

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database

191 Million US Voters' Personal Info Exposed by Misconfigured Database
December 28, 2015Swati Khandelwal
BREAKING: A misconfigured database has resulted in the exposure of around 191 Million voter records including voters' full names, th...

Sony Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers

Sony Pictures HACKED; Studio-Staff Computers Seized by Hackers
November 24, 2014Swati Khandelwal
It’s a bad day for Sony yesterday!! Sony appears to be hacked once again by hackers, but this time not its PlayStation , instead its Son...

Researcher Uncovers Vulnerability Oracle Data Redaction Security Feature

Researcher Uncovers Vulnerability Oracle Data Redaction Security Feature
August 09, 2014Wang Wei
Oracle’s newly launched Data Redaction security feature in Oracle Database 12c can be easily disrupted by an attacker without any need ...