The trove of Indian job seekers data is being downloaded by threat actors worldwide.
India has a huge job market and the same goes for those seeking jobs. Now, hackers have taken advantage of the opportunity and leaked a treasure trove of data belong to millions of Indian job seekers across the country, Hackread.com has learned.
The data was identified by Cyble, a cyber threat intelligence company, and noted personal details of around 29 million job-seeking Indians from different states dumped on the dark web and hacker forms for anyone to download.
The original leak, according to Cyble, appears to be from a resume (CV) aggregator service that collects data from different job portals in India. Hackread.com has seen the data and also witness hundreds of threat actors downloading it at the time of publishing this article.
In its official press release, Cyble stated that a threat actor has posted approximately 2.3 GB of data in a zipped file on a hacking forum operating on the dark web, and this particular file belongs to the resume aggregator service.
According to the company, the data contains sensitive data of Indian job seekers including personal details like educational qualification, email IDs, phone numbers, work experience, and home address, etc. Here are some of the screenshots acquired from the leaked data:
Screenshot of the leaked data (Image: Hackread.com)