CVs containing sensitive info of over 202 million Chinese users left exposed online

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Data appears to have originated from a data scraping app that collected resumes from Chinese job portals.

Catalin Cimpanu | January 10, 2019

A security researcher has stumbled over an unsecured MongoDB database server that contained highly detailed CVs for over 202 million Chinese users.

Who owned the database is still a mystery, said Bob Diachenko, Director of Cyber Risk Research at Hacken Proof, the one who found the server's data left exposed online.

The MongoDB instance contained 854GB of data, with 202,730,434 records in total, most of which were CVs for Chinese users.

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