200 million Chinese resumes leak in huge database breach

200 million Chinese resumes leak in huge database breach

Last night, HackenProof published a report stating that a database containing resumes of over 200 million job seekers in China was exposed last month. The leaked info included not just the name and working experience of people, but also their mobile phone number, email, marriage status, children, politics, height, weight, driver license, and literacy level as well.

Bob Diachenko, Director of Cyber Risk Research at Hacken.io and bug bounty platform HackenProof, found an unprotected instance of MongoDB containing these resumes on December 28.

Diachenko found the resumes in the open database search engines Shodan and BinaryEdge. The 854GB database didn’t have any password protection and was open to anyone to read.