Chinese HR firms and recruiting agencies found to leak more than half a billion resumes

Chinese companies were discovered leaking more than half a billion resumes on the web via poorly secured ElasticSearch and MongoDB databases.

The leaks occurred solely at Chinese firms over the last few months from Chinese human resource-focused companies in batches ranging from a handful of CVs to professional executive head-hunting firms all leaking customer details many of which were discovered by independent security researcher Sanyam Jain, according to ZDNet.

Tripwire researchers noted that despite employment information being available on LinkedIn and other social networking sites this information is still more sensitive than what one could typically find online.

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