An exposed database tracked whether 1.8 million Chinese women were “breed ready”

Over the weekend, security researcher Victor Gevers stumbled upon a Chinese database of 1.8 million women that listed their names, physical addresses, phone numbers and one potentially more troubling status: whether they were “breed ready.” Anyone with the IP address could visit the database, said Gevers, who had previously uncovered a database of 300 million leaked Chinese private messages last week and works for the Dutch nonprofit GDI Foundation.

“We don’t know who is behind this database and what the intention was…that is the part that worries us the most,” Gevers told The Verge. He says the database’s IP address was in China and that most of the women included in the records were located in Beijing.

The database remained online…

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Author: Shannon Liao