The CVs of 117,000 people were unlawfully downloaded after someone had been given access to an UWV employer’s account. The benefits organization reports this on its website on Friday  .

Unauthorized persons had access to the CVs of persons registered with via the account.

The hack was discovered after suddenly a large number of resumes were downloaded simultaneously via an employer’s account. This account was immediately blocked after the discovery.

The persons from whom a resume has been downloaded are informed by the UWV of the leak and warned of spam and phishing messages.

The UWV has reported to the National Cyber ​​Security Center and the Dutch Data Protection Authority. They also reported to the police.

José Lazeroms, member of the board of directors, said in a response that “abuse of an employer account is harmful to trust in a platform like We regret that and that is why we take this matter high.”