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Unprotected MongoDB Exposes Over 200 Million Resumes


A hugeMongoDBdatabase containing over 200 million records with resumes from job seekers in China was leftunprotectedfor at least one week with anyone able to locate it. The size of the cache weighed 854GB. The information exposed this way, 202,730,434 records in total, includes all the details one would expect to see in a resume: personal information (full name, date of birth, phone number, email address, civil status), professional experience and job expectations.

Expert comments below:

Jonathan Deveaux, Head of Enterprise Data Protection atComforte:

“In the case of this data breach, or data exposure, theunprotected data was open and available for about a week, according to thereport. Forensics from past data breaches have revealed that outsideaccess to data was typically available for months, and sometimes years.Therefore, one might say that the owners of this database were ‘lucky’ that thedata was only exposed for a week.

Another interesting detail about this data...(continued)

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