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Undisclosed security risk of a new recruit

Our client, a financial institution, was screening a new candidate for a senior IT role. Their background screening process, including criminal record and financial probity checks, hadn’t raised any flags. Through OSINT, we uncovered multiple aliases and 7 different social media accounts tied to the candidate. Analysis of cached versions of their LinkedIn profile revealed a deleted employment entry that the client didn’t know about. Searches for the candidate tied to this company, not available through standard search engines, revealed their role in leaking commercially sensitive information. Our social media screening and online reputation check provided our client with new information that had otherwise gone unnoticed through standard screening such as criminal record checks.