According to online intelligence company Cyble, cyber criminals have posted personal data of 29 million job-seeking Indians on one of the hacking sites on the dark web for free.
Recently the company had disclosed hacking of Unacademy, an Indian education technology firm sponsored by Facebook and Sequoia, news agency PTI said.
“29.1 million Indian jobseekers’ personal details leaked into deep web for free. We normally see this kind of leaks all the time, but this time the message header got our attention because it included a lot of personal details where most of the items are typically static including college, address, etc,” Cyble said in a blog on Friday.
Folders in the name of some of India’s leading work websites also appeared on the screenshot posted by Cyble but at the time of writing this article the company was investigating the source of the leak.
“In light of the sheer volume and comprehensive details, it appears to have originated from a resume aggregator. We will update this article as new information is found,” Cyble said.