PostgreSQL Database: A Black Hole for You, A Goldmine for Someone Else

Cyberattacks come in all shapes in sizes. At times, the attacker’s express intent is to disrupt, or to steal something valuable. At other times, an attacker is trying to achieve a goal that is not necessarily intended to cause your organization any harm.

Sometimes malware simply sits on your computing infrastructure, quietly performing its job without immediately causing obvious damage – but it still drains your resources, essentially acting as a black hole. This type of malware will cost you a ton of money, but it also risks significant reputational damage.

In this article we will cover cryptojacking which involves a sneaky bit of malware that you might never notice is there – but that’s going to cost you anyway. Worse, this malware is hiding in one of the most unlikely locations: your SQL database.

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