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Over 202 Million Chinese Job Seekers' Details Exposed On the Internet

Over 202 Million Chinese Job Seekers' Details Exposed On the Internet

January 10, 2019Wang Wei
Cybersecurity researcher has discovered online a massive database containing records of more than 202 million Chinese citizens that remained accessible to anyone on the Internet without authentication until last week. The unprotected 854.8 gigabytes of the database was stored in an instance of MongoDB, a NoSQL high performance and cross-platform document-oriented database, hosted by an American server hosting company. In total, the database contained 202,730,434 records about job candidates from China, including candidates' personal information such as their full name, date of birth, phone number, email address, marriage status, and driver’s license information, along with their professional experience and job expectations. Bob Diachenko, director of cyber risk research at Hacken.io and bug bounty platform HackenProof, discovered the existence of database two weeks ago, which had been secured shortly after his notification on Twitter. However, it is worth noting that &
5 Biggest Hosting Companies hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

5 Biggest Hosting Companies hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

March 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Once again, Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has gain media attention by compromising a number of popular web hosting brands of one of the leading web-hosting companies Endurance International Group INC that manages over 60 different hosting brands. SEA, a pro-hacker group supposed to be aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is famous for hacking high-profile websites and targeting leading organisation with its advanced phishing attacks. This time the group hacked Endurance Group wings, including Bluehost, Justhost, Hostgator, Hostmonster and FastDomain, which are some of the world's leading web hosting companies. The official Twitter account linked to SEA group claimed responsibility for the hack. The group has posted the screenshots of the hacked panels of all the respective web hosting companies. REASON BEHIND HACK According to SEA group, Endurance Group's BlueHost, JustHost, HostGator and HostMonster were hosting terrorists web sites on their se
Adult Magazine Sued LeaseWeb for Hosting Pirated Websites, claiming $188M in Damages

Adult Magazine Sued LeaseWeb for Hosting Pirated Websites, claiming $188M in Damages

February 18, 2014Anonymous
Perfect 10 , an Adult Magazine Publisher who previously accused Google, Amazon, RapidShare, Deposit File and many more companies for Copyright Infringement, has sued LEASEWEB Hosting provider this time. LEASEWEB is the former hosting provider of File Sharing website ' Megaupload ', and Perfect 10 accuses them of providing hosting services to several websites that host pirated copies of their images. Perfect 10 claimed in the Federal Court of California “ Defendants host and provide Internet connectivity and other essential services to websites, including infringing websites operated in California that have infringed tens of thousands of Perfect 10 Copyrighted Works ”. LEASEWEB currently providing hosting to at least 8 websites, including  Imgchili.net, imgchili.com, imgtiger.com, imgserve.net, Poringa.net, ultraforos.com, ultraforos.net and Galleryworld.info , distributing Perfect 10’s copyright material without permission. In their complaint, the Megauploa
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