The website for Securielite, a fake company set up to phish job-seekers. (Image from Google blog)

Google on Wednesday evening announced that North Korean hackers have continued to target information security professionals with fake job offers, perpetuating a campaign that previously involved the use of a zero-day browser exploit. This recruitment scam creates an unusual problem for security pros trying to inoculate their office from such threats: How do you start a conversation with employees about them seeking work elsewhere?

"If a target were successfully phished as a result of this campaign, they likely wouldn’t report it to their employer if they realized what happened, since the genesis of the attack was looking for another job," said Hank Schless, senior manager for security solutions at Lookout.

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