Unprotected MongoDB databases expose details of millions of accounts on six social platforms in China

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Databases are believed to be part of China's online surveillance programme, collecting profile-related data from six online services

Victor Gevers, a security researcher at non-profit GDI Foundation, claims to have found 18 MongoDB databases open for public access and leaking details associated with millions of accounts on sever...

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