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AWS squares up to Microsoft in chase for MongoDB cloud budgets

Amazon Web Services has joined the chase for MongoDB developers' cloud budgets, announcing new support for NoSQL databases being added to its prize-pony Database Migration Service. In announcing its new support for MongoDB databases as a migration source—and its own DynamoDB as a migration target—the cloudy crew are joining an …
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Microsoft really wants those MongoDB devs to move to DocumentDB

Microsoft reeeaally wants MongoDB developers to get onto Azure, and as such has announced support for Mongo's wire protocol for those who've declined offers to migrate to DocumentDB. Adding support for MongoDB's wire protocol – the protocol by which the open-source software gets data from point to point – will now allow …
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'Baby, I know your database needs upgrades tonight'

Vendors' music video homages are always just … erm … remarkable The Register has spotted a new music video homage by a vendor and because they're always so excellent, bring it to you for your entertainment. Vendor music videos as the mutant offspring of popular culture and a remnant slice of marketing budgets used to get kids …

Two million recordings of families imperiled by cloud-connected toys' crappy MongoDB

Updated Two million voice recordings of kids and their families were exposed online and repeatedly held to ransom – because an IoT stuffed-toy maker used an insecure MongoDB installation. Essentially, the $40 cuddly CloudPets feature builtin microphones and speakers, and connect to the internet via an iOS or Android app on a nearby …

Microsoft makes cheeky bid for MongoDB devs on Azure security grounds

Microsoft is attempting to capitalise on a recent spate of ransom attacks on unsecured MongoDB instances by encouraging developers to switch to working with its own Azure-based DocumentDB system. The free version of MongoDB ships with the default TCP port 27017, and with so many administrators failing to run port to change it …
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Insecure Hadoop installs next in 'net scum crosshairs

Rinse-and-repeat ransomware attacks on data services left unsecured by dozy sysadmins are now hitting Hadoop instances. Fidelis Cybersecurity reckons it's started observing the attacks, which seek out default installations of the big data darling, copy and then wipe Hadoop instances and then demand a ransom for return of …
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MongoDB hackers now sacking ElasticSearch

It is open season on open services as net scum migrate from sacking MongoDB databases to insecure ElasticSearch instances. Some 35,000 mostly Amazon Web Services ElasticSearch servers are open to the internet and to ransoming criminals, Shodan boss John Matherly says. So far more than 360 instances have had data copied and …
Darren Pauli, 13 Jan 2017

How to secure MongoDB – because it isn't by default and thousands of DBs are being hacked

The rise in ransomware attacks on MongoDB installations prompted the database maker last week to issue advice on how to avoid being victimized. As of Sunday, security researcher and Microsoft developer Niall Merrigan identified more than 27,000 MongoDB databases seized by ransomware. By Tuesday afternoon Pacific Time, an …
Thomas Claburn, 11 Jan 2017

Like stealing data from a kid: LA school pays web scum US$28,000 ransom

A Los Angeles school has made a whopping US$28,000 ransomware payment after hackers raided its network. Attackers had encrypted enough to ruin computer services, email, and messaging at the Los Angeles Community College District. The school paid the bitcoin ransom after learning it had no other alternatives by way of backups …
Darren Pauli, 10 Jan 2017

MongoDB ransom attacks soar, body count hits 27,000 in hours

MongoDB databases are being decimated in soaring ransomware attacks that have seen the number of compromised systems more than double to 27,000 in a day. Criminals are accessing, copying and deleting data from unpatched or badly-configured databases. Administrators are being charged ransoms to have data returned. Initial …
Darren Pauli, 9 Jan 2017

Meet the Tesla of the backup world – Datos IO (no, it doesn't make boxes that catch fire)

Analysis Startup Datos IO is the Tesla of the backup industry, redesigning data protection for distributed apps and focussing on high-end customers with code to solve specific problems no one else can solve anywhere near as well. It now has ten paying customers for its RecoverX distributed database backup product, six months after its …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2017

Web-exposed MongoDB installs wiped by bitcoin ransoming script scum

Some 2,000 MongoDB installations have been compromised by an attacker demanding administrators pay 0.2 bitcoins (US$206) to have lost data returned. Victor Gevers (@0xDUDE), penetration tester and chairman of the GDI.foundation, noticed the attacks while reporting exposed non-password-protected MongoDB installations to owners …
Darren Pauli, 4 Jan 2017
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MongoDB's CEO: Expect aggressive investing as biz aims at Oracle et al

Interview Dev Ittycheria, chief executive and president at MongoDB, took a moment out from the company's European event to tell The Register about its strategy for the future. The NoSQL business is approaching its tenth birthday, but plans for neither profit nor exiting are on the immediate horizon. Due to the hundreds of millions in …
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MongoDB launches Atlas to manage deployments: Taking the Ops out of DevOps

MongoDB is launching Atlas, the company's first DBaaS, offering easy management of instances - initially on AWS, but soon to come to Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The service intends to alleviate devs of tedious evenings wasted with hardware provisioning, covering failure recovery, software patching, upgrades, configuration …

MongoDB on breaches: Software is secure, but some users are idiots

You shouldn't expect to see any end to data breaches caused by misconfigured instances of MongoDB soon, the company's strategy veep has told The Register. MongoDB is a fairly popular document store in the database world, used by eBay, Foursquare, and The New York Times. It's open source, available under the GNU APL v3.0 …

Vanity dating site BeautifulPeople popped

A December breach dismissed as minor at the time has turned ugly for dating-for-narcissists site BeautifulPeople. Security researcher and architect of HaveIBeenPwned, Troy Hunt, has told Forbes 'net scum are now offering data from a million BP users for sale. The site, which once, inexplicably and unforgivably, judged that El …

Microsoft's DocumentDB lets its MongoDB freak flag fly

Microsoft has extended access to its NoSQL-based DocumentDB to MongoDB in preview. DocumentDB was released in preview about a year and half ago. It's available on Microsoft's Azure platform, and MongoDB is already supported on Azure, but the twain were unable to meet, until now. Users are now able to access the MongoDB-to- …

Open to the core: MongoDB's enterprise push in 'joins' U-turn

MongoDB grabbed headlines last week with the release of version 3.2 of its popular NoSQL database. Consistent with the company’s prescribed messaging, the tech media dutifully inserted “enterprise” into every headline, touting MongoDB’s new storage engines for better data security, among other things. But one thing was missing …
Matt Asay, 11 Nov 2015

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