More than 25,000 Databases Scratched by “Meow” Attacks

Et tu, Fluffy? No one really thinks a cat is behind the notorious “meow” attacks on misconfigured cloud databases, but it’s 2020 so anything is possible. We do know that more than 25,000 Elasticsearch and MongoDB databases have been wiped, up from an estimated 1,500 barely one month ago. That’s one busy kitty unless she’s attracted some copycats.