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In January of this year, MongoDB suffered a severe hack that left thousands of installations at the mercy of a ransomware attack that transformed into a destructive force, by deleting thousands of data entries while still leaving a ransom note behind to taunt the victims. At its peak, this specific attack was being played out by up to 12 unique attackers, all leaving their own ransomware variant and encryption information on the systems, making it exceedingly difficult for remediation.

Austin Castle

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Austin Castle

Social Media Manager

Austin Castle has explored the intersections of people and technology for 10 years. As social media manager, he creates a range of marketing and editorial content for Webroot’s global audience.