Personal data of 2.9 crores Indian job seekers leaked on dark web
According to cyberspace intelligence firm Saibal, the data of 29 million (2.9 crores) Indian job seekers has been leaked for free on the Dark Web. The firm said in a blog post that it came via a 2.3 GB zipped file on a hacking forum, posted by a threatened actor, which gives details about the personal data of job seekers from various states.
Saibal said that it is to find the source of the leak, but looking at the sheer volume and detailed information, it says that the data could have been generated from a resume aggregator. dark web The following image shows that the data carries information from users from different states.
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“The original leak appears to be from a resume aggregator service collecting data from various known job portals. The team at Sibels is still investigating it and updating their article as they will bring more facts to the surface, ”it said.
In the cyber post, the blog security firm said the breach contained sensitive information such as email, phone, home address, qualifications, work experience, and more.
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Confirming the seriousness of the data leaks, Saibal said, “Cybercriminals are always on the lookout for such personal information to conduct various nefarious activities such as identity theft, scams, and corporate espionage.”
The cybersecurity firm has acquired the leaked data and indexed the information on Amlbreached.com — Cyble’s data breach monitoring and notification platform. It said that those who are concerned about the leakage of their information can register at the given URL.
This comes after an independent security researcher discovered a database of 9.1 million Zoomcar users being sold on the Dark Web. The database contained sensitive information such as name, email, phone number, IP address, and encrypted password.