MongoDB database exposed online CV of 202 million Chinese job seekers

“MongoDB, a NoSQL cross-platform database that keeps documents is hosted by America server was exposed online and contained CVs of over 202 million Chinese job seekers”, revealed by Bob Diachenko from HackenProof. Once can guess what the CV contains, highly sensitive information including names, date of birth, phone, number, emails, home address, driver license, working experience, skill, hobby etc. The database contained 202,730,434 records having size of around 854.8 GB. The worst part is that, the exposed CVs was unprotected and therefore, anyone can easily view reached to it easily on Internet. Currently, the data has been secured. Cybersecurity researchers founded 12 IP accessed to the before removing the database. It is not exactly known who the attackers were. What causes the huge data gathering? Cybersecurity researchers at the time when noticed IP addresses of remote server, they tried to contact their author but they were not succeed in connecting Read more