Massive COMB data breach exposes 1.2 billion records

TechRadar May 14, 2024, 01:00 PM UTC

Summary: A database combining leaked data on Chinese citizens holds over 1.2 billion records, including sensitive information like phone numbers and ID card numbers. Researchers found the unprotected database on Elasticsearch, set up in April 2024, with 1,230,703,487 records by the end of the week. The Cybernews team suspects malicious intent due to the comprehensive nature of the data, potentially for illegal activities.

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