The bug allowed users to post an ‘unofficial’ job posting on any company’s LinkedIn business page. What’s alarming is that the job opening also popped up on Google Search as it avails listing information from different websites, like LinkedIn.
LinkedIn, in a statement to Adweek, confirmed that the flaw has been fixed and there won’t be any issues like this now. In its statement, the company said, “This issue was caused by a bug in our online jobs experience that allowed members to edit the company after a job had already been posted. The issue has now been resolved. Fraudulent job postings are a clear violation of our terms of service.”
The company further noted that as soon as the issue was brought to its attention, it fixed it. “When they are brought to our attention, we quickly move to take them down. While we do allow companies to post on behalf of other companies (such as in the case of recruiting firms), this is only permitted with the knowledge of both parties.