57 Million Personal Info Records Leaked by Unprotected ElasticSearch Server

An unprotected Elasticsearch server indexed by the Shodan IoT search engine on November 14 exposed a 73 GB database of 57 million US citizens’ records. The publicly accessible server discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko contained an Elasticsearch instance with a Read More …

Ukrainian police arrest hacker who infected over 2,000 users with DarkComet RAT

Ukrainian police have arrested a 42-old-man on charges of infecting over 2,000 users across 50 countries with the DarkComet remote access trojan (RAT). The man was arrested this week after police executed a search warrant at his residence in the Read More …

Postmortem of a Compromised MikroTik Router

Cryptocurrency coinminers are the new ransomware and malicious actors have already pounced on the opportunity to make their fortune. Symantec has been tracking a large-scale coin-mining campaign which, as per Shodan, has currently infected about 157,000 MikroTik routers. Researchers discovered this coin-mining Read More …