This ransomware steals your data and threatens to report you for a GDPR violation

Cybercriminals are once again targeting unsecured MongoDB databases but this time they are threatening to report the owners of those database for GDPR violations if their ransom demands are not met.

As reported by ZDNet, the hacker behind this new campaign has uploaded ransom notes on 22,900 MongoDB databases that were left exposed online without a password. They are using an automated script to scan for misconfigured MongoDB databases, wiping them and then demanding that a ransom of 0.015 bitcoin or around $140 be paid.

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