What CV data can cybercriminals use?

“Vitalis conscientia” is the title of the keynote that belongs to Module 2-1 “Cybersecurity Awareness” of C1b3rWall Academy 2021. The objective is to be able to know what data we give away in our curriculum vitae, data that leave us totally exposed to cybercriminals.

This conference is given by Ana Isabel Corral García, a specialist in the use of OSINT techniques, which she uses to raise awareness of cybersecurity. She is a tutor at Cyber Hunter Academy, collaborator of the Cyber Intelligence Community GinSeg-IntelCon, and community manager at “Cosas de Hackers” and “Quantika14”.

A simple search for any name + “pdf”, without using dorks, is enough to see all the indexed CVs. Among all those that are shown, we choose one in which an ID appears and start our search.

As the CV we have found contains both a telephone number and an e-mail address – data that we tend to provide on a CV and often give out without a second thought – the Lampyre website is used to see what accounts are linked to these two pieces of information.

If you’re posting a resume on LinkedIn, simply link to your profile. If you still prefer to post the PDF:

  • Create an email exclusively for the CV.
  • Don’t give away data that could make you vulnerable.

You can read the full article on News-365.  For free access to the keynote lecture, where you will learn about CV searching on the Internet and the data that can be used fraudulently, click on this link.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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