The latest round of cybersecurity headlines focuses on a breach that allowed hackers to gain access to resumes and a payment fraud scheme that cost a Belgium-based Toyota subsidiary tens of millions of dollars. 

An exposed web server, including files from Monster, the job posting site, contained résumés and for mostly U.S. job applicants from 2014 to 2017. Many of the records included information such as phone numbers, home and email addresses, and individuals’ previous work history. Other files contained immigration work documentation.

According to TechCrunch, which reported the breach, the number of exposed files is unknown, but a single folder dated May 2017 contained thousands of resumes. A company statement did not name the recruitment customer: “The Monster Security Team was made aware of a possible exposure and notified the recruitment company of the issue.” 

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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