Unsecured AWS servers belonging to two online recruitment firms - U.S.-based Authentic Jobs and Sonic Jobs in the U.K. - have exposed more than 250,000 CVs of job candidates.

Authentic Jobs, used by the likes of the New York Times and EY, took the biggest hit with 221,130 CVs exposed to the public, according to a SkyNews report. At Sonic Jobs, which specializes in recruitment for retail and restaurant jobs and is used by hotel chains Marriott and InterContinental, had at least 29,202 CVs made publicly accessible. 

“When you apply for a job, you share sensitive personal data with the jobs board and the companies to which you’re applying. It’s their responsibility to protect that information from disclosure,” said Tim Erlin, vice president, product management and strategy at Tripwire.

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