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Targeting Popular Job Recruitment Portals About More Than PII

Job listing and recruitment portals have been an attraction for cybercriminals given the volume of personal information uploaded to those sites in the form of resumes, cover letters and other data specific to individuals. But there’s more to criminals’ interest than just stealing personally identifiable information. Security shortcomings on some of these sites can expose […]

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Threat Actors Leverage “Phonecord” Bot to Harass Victims

Although the majority of cyber threat actors are fueled by the desire for financial or political gain, some actors lack traditional motivations altogether. Often referred to as “attention-seekers”, these actors’ malicious activities are driven typically by nothing more than a desire to attract attention by causing chaos for their own amusement. Despite their reputation for […]

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