Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Landing the Big Phish

The following is courtesy of:
Computer Associates
One Computer Associates Plaza
Islandia, NY 11749USA

Phone: +1-631-342-6000
Fax: +1-631-342-6800

The latest nefarious ID phishing scam: bogus employment offers presented to online job seekers.

Phishing scammers are trolling the sites of online headhunters and are targeting prospects via posted resumes; these unsuspecting employment candidates are being baited to divulge personal information - like Social Security Numbers, dates of birth and more - by being asked to fill out phony job applications and other fake Human Resource forms.

One especially effective hook: the request for preliminary information to perform so-called routine background checks. Job hunters beware. It's illegal for a company to ask for your date of birth, and any legitimate request for a Social Security Number should automatically turn into bullets or asterisks onscreen as you enter the numbers, as part of some security encryption function.

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