According to Cyble, an online intelligence agency, 29.1 million Indian job seekers have their personal data published on the Dark Web for free. Personal data published include names, emails, phone numbers and work experiences.
Cyber criminals have shared 29.1 million people’s personal data for free on the Dark Web. This huge data leak on the Dark Web uncovered by the online intelligence firm Cyble contains personal information of Indian people seeking jobs, including information such as names, emails, phone numbers, home addresses, skills and work experiences. Saying that they always encounter this type of leakage, the company pointed out that the last case differs from others because it contains a lot of personal information.
Although the files published by Cyble show the names of the important online employment sites of India, the company is still investigating the source of the leak. However, Cyble told that they thought the source was a resumè collector, given the size of the leak and the detail of the personal information. Cyber criminals are seizing this type of information to use it for a variety of bad intentions, such as identity theft, fraud and corporate whistleblowing.
“Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for such personal information to conduct various nefarious activities such as identity thefts, scams, and corporate espionage,” Cyble said in a statement.