Last March, McDonald’s Canadian career site was hacked. The data breach resulted in the personal information of 95,000 job applicants falling into the wrong hands. Names, home addresses, emails, phone numbers, and the employment history of candidates were all compromised.
The McDonald’s career site hack is part of an ever-growing list. In recent years, a security flaw in Cisco’s mobile job site exposed sensitive information about applicants including passwords and answers to security questions, while in a separate incident, some of Virginia Tech’s 145,000 job applicants had driver’s license numbers and information on criminal convictions leaked among other personal data.