Talk About Getting Shanghai-ed
Where’s Jackie Chan when you need him? Last week, a vulnerability on a high performance database known as MongoDB exposed the records of more than 202 million Chinese job-seekers. The records – accessible without authentication to anyone on the Internet – were discovered by one of the wonks at Hacken.io and HackenProof, a bug bounty platform. Though financial information apparently wasn’t at risk, the vulnerability did expose personal data such as name, birthdate, email addresses and driver’s license info. If only Jackie Chan was a trained cybersecurity expert. The bad guys wouldn’t have a chance.