Job Site Databases for Sale

Some people believe that there is no harm in always having your CV available online, just in case a good opportunity comes about. That line of thinking recently proved false, with Channel Register reporting:

A Russian gang called Phreak has created an online tool that extracts personal details from CVs posted onto sites including, AOL Jobs,,,,,,, and As a result the personal information (names, email addresses, home addresses and current employers) on hundreds of thousands of jobseakers has been placed at risk, according to net security firm PrevX.

Anything you post online is publicly available – for the good guys and the bad guys.

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