Reply to post: Had it coming...

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

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Had it coming...

Sometimes some people simply set themselves up to fail. Sure, some of those databases were just for development, and they don't matter. But some have just set themselves up for this kind of outcome.

I recently quit a company that is so helpless, they are shipping a product on CentOS 5.7, of course with an out-of-date MySQL package. To top it off, they are using the default root password for MySQL, and they "can't" change it because it was hard coded throughout their products. Yes, they also have passwords in plain text.

What a tremendous amount of "stupid" in one place.

I can only hope this amount of pain convinces people that certain practices are wholly and totally bad.

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