Government developer leaves database credentials on an old blog post potentially causing the largest data hack in history

The private data for 1 billion Chinese citizens was briefly put up for sale on a hacking forum, which would represent the largest leak of personal data in history. The post offering the database for sale seems to have been removed from the Breach Forum pages, which could either suggest that it was completely bogus or dangerously true.

The files were allegedly retrieved from the Shanghai National Police archive and, as well as containing the personal information of 1 billion residents, it also contained several billion individual case files.

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