Criminal gangs exploit Internet employment sites

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 7:42 AM EST

Help wanted: money launderer.

Online job sites like Monster.com, CareerBuilder and HotJobs have given employers a better way to find workers, but it turns out that crime rings are targeting the sites, too.

In a recent scam, for example, credit-card thieves found unwitting money launderers through Monster.com, then left their "employees" on the hook for thousands of dollars in debts and possible criminal liability when the fraud was discovered. The aftermath has left the victims angry at the job sites, which have been forced to defend their screening procedures while acknowledging their vulnerability to criminals.

By Bob Tedeschi at the International Herald Tribune.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //