Personal data of 2.9 crore job-seeking Indians were posted on the dark web by cyber-criminals for free in one of the hacking forums, according to online intelligence firm Cyble.
The organization had recently revealed the hacking of Facebook and Sequoia-funded Indian education technology firm Unacademy.
“29.1 million Indian jobseekers’ personal details leaked in deep web for free. We usually see this sort of leaks all the time, but this time, the message header got our attention as it included a lot of personal details – where most of the things are generally static such as education, address, etc,” Cyble stated in a blog on Friday.
Folders in the name of some of the leading job websites in India also showed up on the screenshot posted by Cyble but the firm was investigating the source of the leak while writing this report.
“It appears to have originated from a resume aggregator given the sheer volume and detailed information. We will update this article as new information is identified,” stated Cyble.
The cyber intelligence company said that the breach includes sensitive data such as email, phone, home address, qualification, work experience, etc.