Re: Had it coming...
"To top it off, they are using the default root password for MySQL"
What the hell are the apps doing using the database server admin account in the first place. Database 101 FAIL.
Secondly, why the fuck are all these databases internet-accessable in the first place. The world clearly learned nothing from SQL-Slammer in the 90s. Idiots.
"What a tremendous amount of "stupid" in one place."
Not just one place by the sound of it.