Pilot Episode – Hacker Accesses Home Cams After Applying for Job

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Is Your HR Technology & Hiring Process At Risk for Hacking and Phishing?

The Wall-Street Journal recently published an article that shines a spotlight on hacking and how easily someone can access one of your many devices and technology. They accomplish this through a process called phishing.

Felix Oldigie is the CEO of Meet Me In the Cloud and shares in a past Workology Podcast interview what phishing is.

“Phishing is a technique used by hackers to trick people to provide them you know personal information. And of course these attacks are usually in the form of emails or Web sites and they often look very legitimate. You have to pay attention to them. Most of the time do their service. This set up to get you to download malicious software onto your machine obvious results that they’re looking for is that you would a pass on you know most likely your password.

Companies have invested heavily 19 structures in secure and the IT environment and they continue to spend a lot of millions doing that. So it’s really much harder to try to crack the firewalls of these companies. So what do you try to do? How you crack the human element and crack the human password so you can see if they can get your password to get your credentials? It’s probably easier to just get into the system and that’s what happens with phishing emails. The malicious software you get some uses a key logger or other technology that would record your keystrokes and you know take some of your credentials with it.”

The article Wall-Street Journal article is titled, “What I Learned From the Hacker Who Spied on Me.”

The journalist, Joanna Stern hired an ethical hacker, Alexander Heid, the hacker tried to access her computer and home. Very quickly he was able to easily access her home network sending a webcam photo of Joanna’s daughter sleeping in her bedroom.

The avg. cost of a phishing attack for a mid-sized company is $1.6 million according to Cofense 2017 report #hrtech #humanresources #hr Click To Tweet

Alexander talks in the article about how he access the network which happened by applying for a job. He created a fake persona applying for a videographer job with a resume attachment, and a video reel.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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