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Unsecured Database Exposed 33 Million Job Profiles in China


A large database with approximately 33 million profiles for people seeking jobs in China has been fully accessible and unprotected online. This information included sensitive information that could have been used for scammers and identity theft.

The database was discovered bySanyam Jain, asecurity researcher and member of GDI.Foundation, who found the database using the Shodan search engine.

Work and salary info exposed online

The 57GB Elasticsearch database contains the profiles of users in China who uploaded their resume and personal information to job recruitment sites.

The exposed data included a job seeker'susername, gender, age, current city, home address, email address, phone number, marriage status, job history, education history, and salary history. Two example of redacted records from this database were shared by Jain with BleepingComputer and can be seen below.

After discovering the database on March 10th, 2019, Jain told BleepingComputer that he tried to...(continued)

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