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IDG Contributor Network: Hackers prey on human resources using ransomware

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    Whether job seekers submit their resumes via email attachments or LinkedIn, the files present risks, and hackers continue to target human resources organizations, particularly with ransomware.

    It's no secret that this year has been deemed the year of ransomware, and for every bitcoin criminals are earning, there's a newly evolved version making its way through your files.

    Petya, though, encrypts the hard drive rather than files. It has been a popular choice of ransomware targeting HR, coming through spam emails posing as authentic job applications.

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