Cyber attack mitigation after job application data compromise


Cyber attack mitigation after job application data compromise

Technology is allowing users to do everything online and electronically but the real danger is where your information can end up. There are simple things that internet users can do unaware they are giving personal information to criminals. There is no way you can know you are handing over personal information, because you think is a legitimate online transaction. Nowadays almost all job seekers apply jobs online with portable documents scanned and ready for their Applications.

It always seems like a legitimate application but you are not sure is a real employer on the other side of the Computer. The answer is you are not sure, anyone can post a vacancy online on Gumtree or any other job portal and get thousands job applications rich of personal information. Is scary how simple such information can be obtained because no verification of business or agency posting the vacancies in job hunting platforms.

False information can also be used to register as an employer in most job hunting platforms. Users can easily be targeted by fraudsters because they have everything about them in their application CV's and copies of qualifications sent. It becomes easy for criminals to forge user identities in large numbers.

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Is time to be careful especially on social media as hackers and fraudsters can target anyone based on information which is out there online somewhere. The only way to manage this kind of problem especially for job seekers is to stick to reputable job hunting platforms. Even though using reputation platforms doesn't guarantee enough security, at least it will minimise the problem.

Someone can be ruined in a bad way because personal information Landed in the wrong hands. Even big corporations with high security measures get hacked from time to time nowadays and no one is 100% secure anymore. Information also get stolen on computers remotely if there is no enough security or by giving a hacker access unaware.

There are many ways personal data can be obtained and prevention is a good start by enabling two factor authentication on any account. Never send personal data to dubious employers which you can't confirm their business and stick to legitimate online platforms.

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