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Personal Information of 1.6 Million Job Seekers Exposed in a Database Leak

Personal Information of 1.6 Million Job Seekers Exposed in a Database Leak (Breaches and Incidents)

The database exposed personal contact information and other PII for employers and job seekers alike.  Note: The individuals listed in the database have been added through various methods of sourcing. Information obtained by “telephone networking.” Many countries are represented in this exposure of professionals’ personal information, including the USA, India, Israel, UK, France, multiple additional European countries, Australia, UAE, Singapore, and Hong Kong, just to name a few. Also leaked are the direct numbers and emails of CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers), CEOs, and high-ranking government employees – including the CTO of the Australian government. The information available about job seekers included direct phone numbers, locations, titles, current employers, salary expectations, personal email addresses, gender, nationality, job seeking status, and other similar – often private – information. Preventing Data Exposure How can you prevent your personal information from being exposed in a data leak and ensure that you’re not a victim of attacks if it is leaked?

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