Thousands of college students are graduating and looking for that perfect first job. Unfortunately, hackers and scammers are aware of the job competition and see this as an opportunity to exploit eager job seekers.
“Secretary of the commonwealth William F. Galvin Monday warned graduates entering the work force from college or graduate school to beware of e-mails soliciting applications for a false position at venture capital firms.”
This is social engineering, with identity theft as the goal. Remember that legitimate offers will accept your application and personal information via snail mail or courier service. And, if you are encouraged to hurry and send personal information online, be very suspicious…
[tags]data breach, privacy, security, identity theft, spam, jobs, snail mail, courier, hackers, social engineering[/tags]