No password protection cause of Shanghai's police database leak

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]A dashboard used to manage the database of Shanghai police authorities was not secured by a password for over a year and could be freely accessed via the Internet. This is likely the cause of the recently leaked Shanghain Police Files, which reveal data on over 1 billion Chinese visitors. The whole thing is hosted in the Alibaba Cloud, using – according to experts – outdated technology with security problems. Something rings a bell in the back of my head, some places in Europe (e.g. Switzerland) rely on the Chinese cheap cloud for data storage. Details on the above case and the open database can be found in the blog post Hacker sells 1 billion personal data from Shanghai police data base for 10 bitcoins.


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