Home Applications How to Protect Against Elasticsearch Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Against Elasticsearch Ransomware Attacks

0
How to Protect Against Elasticsearch Ransomware Attacks
0

As if it wasn’t already bad enough, the ransomware attacks on MongoDB users continue to spread and have now targeted exposed Elasticsearch clusters. Like MongoDB, Elasticsearch is one of the most popular containerized applications and is widely used all over the world in datacenters.

In these Elasticsearch ransomware attacks, the attackers wipe out user data and leave a single index with a ransom message like,

“SEND 0.2 BTC TO THIS WALLET: 1DAsGY4Kt1a4LCTPMH5vm5PqX32eZmot4r IF YOU WANT RECOVER YOUR DATABASE! SEND TO THIS EMAIL YOUR SERVER IP AFTER SENDING THE BITCOINS.”

It is also reported that it’s not clear if victims actually get their data back after paying the ransom.

The attacks are actually super simple but it turns out that the results are surprisingly effective. To date more than 9750 servers were damaged and more than 450TB of data was deleted. Some estimates put the number of internet-accessible Elasticsearch deployments at around 68,000.

So why this is happening and what lessons have we learned?

Read the entire article here, How to Protect Against Elasticsearch Ransomware Attacks

via NeuVectdor.

tags:
Categories:
NeuVector NeuVector was founded by security and enterprise software veterans with the vision of simple, scalable security for container based applications. The team has over 20 years of security, virtualization, and enterprise software experience from companies such as VMWare, Fortinet, Cisco, and Trend Micro.

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:

| LATEST FEATURED RESOURCES

White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]

    Downloads

      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors

          Close