Beware Toxic Resumes

The US Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a warning that hackers are searching the internet for online job postings, and responding with booby-trapped resumes.  Recently, more than $150,000 was stolen from a US business via unauthorised wire transfer as a result of an e-mail attachment that contained malware.  In that particular case, the malware was embedded in an e-mail response to a job posting the business had placed on an employment website.  The malware allowed the attacker to obtain the online banking credentials of a person authorised to conduct financial transactions within the company.