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

Once again a security research has discovered an unsecured database that left sensitive information affecting millions of people exposed online. Instances like this are increasingly common since more and more organizations are storing data online, quite often without following proper security practices.

In this case, Bob Diachenko of Hacken Proof found an unsecured MongoDB database server containing over 202 million documents, most of which were resumes of Chinese citizens mentioning their name, home address, phone number, email, marital status, number of children, political affiliation, body measurements, literacy level, education, work experience, etc.

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