Ransomware new threat for HR

Recruitment process can see resumés embedded with malware
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/14/2016

The threat of ransomware has been making dramatic headlines of late, as companies are faced with malware that restricts access to a computer or files and demands payment for the restriction to be removed.

Most companies do not publicize successful ransomware attacks, but they are happening, said Al Smith, vice-president of technology at iCIMS in Matewan, N.J., which makes applicant tracking system software.

“Almost every company who has had an experience keeps an incredibly low profile,” he said. “That’s a double-edged sword because by hiding that, it makes it harder to create the awareness.”