160,000 personal resumes exposed online

Two employees from Zhilian Zhaopin, a recruitment site in China, assisted in leaking as many as 160,000 resumes. 

At a Beijing trial the Chinese company released evidence that the resumes uploaded onto their site had been stolen and leaked. 

First reported to the police in June 2018, the company had found that users’ personal information had been traded on a Albiba’s e-commerce website. 

Two employees were arrested by the police two months later for helping an individual surnamed Zheng, defraud corporate member accounts to obtain resumes and trade them illegally for around 5 yuan (70 US cents) apiece. 

According to its statement, since June 2018 the company has since “recruited compliance departments to strengthen regulations and education, and conduct comprehensive self-examination and self-correction” activities within the company. 

Additionally Zhilian have enforced new information security upgrades, procured a third-party fraud information database, developed an online customer security risk assessment system and audited all corporate accounts “that posted jobs, and warned of abnormal behaviors through big data”. 

The statement wrote:

“User effectiveness is the lifeline of Zhilian recruitment development. Protecting user information security is the basic responsibility of Zhaopin recruitment. 

“Zhilian Recruitment will not tolerate illegal activities of information fraud and personal information violations. For such incidents, Zhaopin recruitment will be severely investigated and resolutely cracked down.”

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