How did my database got hacked ?

Hi, I’m developing a multiplayer game in my free time and when I connected to my droplet today I figured out that my database was just hacked:

Altough I havn’t set specific securities, my root user has a 9 chars alphanumerical password, is it possible that it got bruteforced ? Ubuntu hasn’t a bruteforce protection ?

Thanks :)

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It was most-likely an SQL injection. You could try checking your access logs for some odd looking POST requests. Also always make sure to sanitize your queries.

It is mostly due to SQL injection. Try to check your access logs for some odd looking POST requests. Thanks…

My database also got hacked recently. I had alphanumeric (15 character) password which is virtually impossible for Bruteforce and username was also not root.

And today I got an email from digitalocean that some of my data including my billing info username and droplet details got leaked by some internal person.

Not sure how far should I trust digitalocean.