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    Media Center / Legal Updates

    MongoDB Security Incident

    December 17, 2023

    We wish to inform you of a recent development that may affect your operations. On December 16, 2023, MongoDB reported a security incident.

    It’s important to note that this incident pertains to the metadata associated with MongoDB’s customers and not the personal data stored via their cloud services.

    Given the widespread use of MongoDB cloud services, we emphasize the importance of the following recommended security measures to mitigate potential risks:

    1. Stay Informed and Vigilant: be aware of this security incident and the fact that it is related to the metadata, and be vigilant and aware of any attempts for phishing attacks and social engineering; and
    2. Enhance DB Security Protocols: ensure that the access to the database is protected with multi-factor authentication (MFA) or similar robust data protection mechanisms to minimize risks.

    We strongly encourage all clients utilizing MongoDB services to implement these measures and to continuously monitor Atlas for any updates regarding this incident.

    This update is intended to provide only a general background regarding this matter. This update should not be regarded as setting out binding legal advice but rather as a practical overview that is based on our understanding. APM & Co. is not licensed to practice law outside of Israel.

    APM Technology and Regulation Team.