MongoHQ Hosting Service – Hacker’s Holiday?

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Posted 4 years ago


Mongo HQ Hosting Service: Hacker's Holiday?MongoHQ has had a security hole-in-the-wall that hackers have come through.

The MongoHQ break in has caused a major hassle for customers, and has also affected the S3 storage accounts. S3 storage accounts can be found on AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Hackers had unauthorized access via a shared password through a personal account. If access tokens had been encrypted this situation could have been avoided.  But according to JumpCloud CEO David Campbell, it could have been a lot worse.

MongoHQ used bcrypt, to defend, which slows down frontal assaults by utilizing a very powerful computer technique. The hackers cracked passwords. The hackers were attacking the systems in a direct, simple matter and as LinkedIn’s attack by hackers last year proved, if there is nothing in place to slow them down, the invasions go quite smoothly for the bad guys.

Rich Casale



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