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Beware of the Growing Scourge of Job Recruitment Scams

Beware of the Growing Scourge of Job Recruitment Scams

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Job recruitment scams have grown into a huge problem. The BBB reports that in the U.S. and Canada alone, an estimated 14 million people are exposed to job scams every year, with $2 billion in direct losses annually. These attacks hurt individuals and the companies they work for, as well as the organizations that the fraudsters impersonate.

In job scams, actors seek to extract sensitive information or commit financial fraud. Meanwhile, other groups use employment scams for backdoor deployment. These deployments enable remote access to systems and are the most common type of attack action found in a recent IBM X-Force report.

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