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ALERT phishing attacks that simulate jobs- INTECO Spain reports

Desk Reporter

The emails use different style issues Search staff or an international firm Vacancies in a large company. If you reply to the email with your personal data or curriculum, it may be used by cyber criminals. Never respond to emails that come to you from unknown senders. The National Institute of Communication Technologies (INTECO) of Spain reports periodically detects the dangers on the Internet.

This week echoed a major campaign of phishing ( phishing sites ) using fake jobs to try to steal personal data , in order to use them to further attacks APTs ( Advanced Persistent Threats ) or be sold on the ” black market becomes ” Internet .

INTECO claimed to have detected more than 6,000 emails with different issues, trying to avoid detection . The issues are of this type , where XXXXXX is a random number :

  •     Personnel search an international firm ID : XXXXXX
  •     Staff search a large company ID : XXXXXX
  •     Department of Control – Search employee ID : XXXXXX
  •     Hiring in the new department ID : XXXXXX
  •     The international firm – Jobs ID : XXXXXX
  •     Open positions ID : XXXXXX
  •     Vacancies in an international firm ID : XXXXXX
  •     Vacancies in a company ID : XXXXXX
  •     Offers available – great company ID : XXXXXX
  •     Working in a professional team – Jobs ID : XXXXXX
  •     Working in an international company ID : XXXXXX
  •     A new department – Jobs ID : XXXXXX

In most cases, they ask you to send your personal data or curriculum for more information on employment.

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The shield against this type of data theft is always the same: do not respond to emails from unknown , or that you did not order. What company responsible job seeker random email ?

If you answered any of them and have sent your data, INTECO recommends the following actions:

Regularly monitors how information about you circulating on the Internet . The surfing or search for your own name on the Internet allow you to control what information about you is in the Network Tools like Google Alerts and Google ” Me on the web” can help you do it.
If, after you’ve googled (ie , made ​​a search of your name in the search box ), you find something you do not like or are unduly offering information about you, you have at your disposal the rights of access, rectification, cancellation or opposition ( ARCO) to the processing of your personal data. The Spanish Data Protection Agency gives you guidelines so that you can exercise. Report the situation to the Spanish Data Protection Agency and / or to the Security Forces of the State ( FCSE).
Caution when following links in emails even of known contacts . Caution when downloading attachments from emails whether known contacts. They are simple to implement standards, which save you more than a disappointment .