A hacker affiliated with a group called TeamGhostShell claims he hacked into a website servicing IT professionals seeking jobs on Wall Street, and in doing so compromised the personal information of thousands of job applicants, according to a ComputerWorld report.
A hacker identifying himself as “Masakaki” took credit for the breach, and according to ComputerWorld’s analysis of the pilfered data, it includes first and last names, email and mailing addresses, unsername and hashed password combos, many of which have been decrypted, and phone numbers belonging to applicants to various Wall Street firms. Beyond this information, the dumped data also included phone call and email records between recruiters and applicants discussing salary and bonus expectations, specific candidate feedback, and in at least one case, references.
ComputerWorld claims that the applicants run the gamut of experience from individuals seeking entry level positions to senior technology executives and vice president-level positions.
The firm that runs ITWallStreet.com, Andiamo Partners, did not confirm to ComputerWorld that any breach had taken place.