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Naukri.com hacked; 1 lakh resumes stolen

Nigerian hackers hack into Naukri.com’s servers, stealing 1 lakh resumes and contacting 10,000 job seekers for fake interviews.

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Hackers have reportedly broken into Naukri.com’s servers and stolen 1 lakh resumes. The incident was reported by IT firm Klaus—which manages Naukri’s servers—to the CID Cyber Crime cell, reported Deccan Herald.

The IT firm took immediate measures right after it received information of the hack; but one lakh resumes were already stolen by then, said the complaint. The HTML of Naukri.com was hacked and the hackers later went on to breach the server.

Preliminary investigations tracked the IP address of the hacker's laptop to Nigeria.

The hackers have apparently contacted 10,000 job seekers through the stolen resumes, faking to be from reputed multinational companies and promising fake back door entries.

But the buck doesn’t stop here. The hackers are apparently contacting job seekers using the stolen resumes, faking to be from reputed multinational companies and promising back door entries. Hackers contact the job aspirants stating to be from companies like Wipro, Accenture, etc. If you reply to the mail, the respondents are asked to pay up for registrations and interviews. Nearly 10,000 aspirants have already been contacted by the hackers.

This isn’t the first attempt to breach the Naukri.com site. In 2014, Russian cybercriminals had allegedly tried to hack Naukri.com, stated the company. Naukri at that time had emailed job aspirants to reset their passwords to safeguard against the security attacks on the site. Naukri later said that though the resumes were unaffected, some passwords might have been stolen.