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 werk.nl 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 werk.nl. We regret that and that is why we take this matter high.”