Talanton, a job posting and searching platform based out of India had a database exposed between May 17th and June 15th, 2019. The exposure left Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of job seekers and employers. Many different methods of sourcing were used to add individuals to the database. Information from people all over the world including the US, India, Israel, UK, France, multiple European countries, Australia, UAE, Singapore, and Hong Kong, along with many others were represented. Job seeker information that was available encompassed direct phone numbers, locations, titles, current employers, salary expectations, personal email addresses, gender, nationality, and job seeking status. Along with job seeker information, was direct lines of contact for CISOs, CEOs, and government employees. One specifically documented was the CTO of the Australian government. Researchers contacted Tata Communications, who hosted the database, and they took it offline.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased