Cybercriminals leveraged poor password hygiene among users and administrators to compromise nearly 30,000 databases on MongoDB servers.
A security researcher has discovered that thousands of MongoDB databases are publicly exposed on the Internet, creating vulnerabilities for organizations.
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A recent report suggested poor configurations of MongoDB, Redis and similar database products may be exposing data to cybercriminals.
Some 30,000 instances of MongoDB are accessible over the Internet because of a failure by database administrators to properly configure them.