It is even more diabolical that cyber threat actors target job hunters. Especially those who are out of work and running behind in their bills. Recently, a sub-set within the infamous Lazarus Group has established new infrastructure that impersonates skills assessment portals as part of its social engineering campaigns. Lazarus Group also known by other names such as Guardians of Peace or Whois Team is a legal hacker group made up of an unknown number of individuals run by the government of N
Proofpoint released a new report this week about fake job emails being sent by threat actors, noting that they are seeing nearly 4,000 similar phishing emails each day. Bad actors are using the promise of easy money to steal personal data or trick victims into committing money laundering. “These types of threats can cause people to lose their life savings or be tricked into participating in a criminal operation unknowingly,” said Proofpoint. “They are very concerning for universities especial
The US Department of Justice, FBI's Internet Crime Center (IC3) is warning that scammers are exploiting verification weaknesses in job-focused networking sites to post legitimate looking ads, capture personal information and steal money from job seekers. Scammers "continue to exploit security weaknesses on job recruitment websites to post fraudulent job postings in order to trick applicants into providing personal information or money," authorities warn in a new public service announcement. Se
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