Ransomware Attacks Targeted Hundreds of MySQL Databases

Hundreds of MySQL databases were hit in ransomware attacks, which were described as “an evolution of the MongoDB ransomware attacks” in January, there were tens of thousands of MongoDB installs erased and replaced with ransom demands. In the new attacks, targeted MySQL databases are erased and replaced with a ransom demand for 0.2 bitcoin, which is currently equal to about $234.

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Ransomware Prevention & Remediation using Guardicore Centra

Ransomware Prevention & Remediation Using Guardicore Centra
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Ransomware, once simply a nuisance strain of malware used by cybercriminals to restrict access to files and data through encryption, has morphed into an attack method of epic proportions. While the threat of permanent data loss alone is jarring, cybercriminals and nation-state hackers have become sophisticated enough to use ransomware to penetrate and cripple large enterprises, federal governments, global infrastructure and healthcare organizations.
 

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