How Hackers Infect Résumés to Target HR Data

Defend against Malicious Attack

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) wrote on the topic of hackers who send malicious emails that are a cross between phishing and social engineering techniques. They do this to have someone click on the false link, which opens up their computer to the hackers. In doing so, the hackers are able to dive onto an online and place a malicious résumé on a job-posting forum so that when any HR selects the résumé to review the potential candidate, they’re actually opening themselves up to a cyberattack without realizing it.

Max Aulakh contributed his expertise to analyzing this topic and provided a recommendation to defend against this type of attack. Read more here to learn more.


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