In November 2023, Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence unit detected a massive malicious campaign targeting employment agencies and retail companies primarily located in the APAC region, to steal and sell sensitive user data.
The campaign was attributed to a previously unknown group. Due to the threat actor’s focus on job search platforms and the theft of resumes, Group-IB dubbed it ResumeLooters. Overall, the researchers identified 65 websites compromised by ResumeLooters between November 2023 and December 2023. By using SQL injection attacks against websites, the threat actor attempts to steal user databases that may include names, phone numbers, emails, and DOBs, as well as information about job seekers’ experience, employment history, and other sensitive personal data.