Why do I feel so strongly positive aabout this action? Data breaches or modification have huge externalities, and insecure-by-default deployments are a huge part of the problem:

One of the first publicly known examples of a Meow attack is an Elasticsearch database belonging to a VPN provider that claimed not to keep any logs.

Other targets include , and unsecured network-attached storage devices (NAS).

@dredmorbius Hahaha. That's great stuff! Much better to wipe it than to let it stay unsecured for anyone to exploit without them even knowing.

@forteller @dredmorbius Reminds me of that worm that would patch and lock down routers, leave a friendly note, and self destruct (after "infecting" other routers, natch)

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