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    Angry Monster users headsup

    UK jobsite giant Monster have managed to lose the personal details of 4,500,000 jobseekers to "hackers".

    If you have an account with them you should change your password..........

    More here:

    http://www.bonessjournal.co.uk/lates...job.4915117.jp



    EDIT:

    It happens in Australia as well:

    The Department of Commerce, which administers the jobs.nsw.gov.au site, refused to say whether personal details had been stolen from Government servers but the public service jobs site was offline last week for "system maintenance".
    Article:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...818339497.html

    It seems that the US parent has been affected as well:

    The Web site, run by New York, NY-based Monster Worldwide, gave scant information about the breach, except that the intrusion did not compromise any Social Security numbers or personal financial details, which the company does not generally collect. The breach also affected Monster.com's government client, USAJobs.com, which also posted a notice on Friday.
    Last edited by nihil; January 27th, 2009 at 01:48 PM.

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    Yes, the US parent has been affected as well - a notice was posted on the 23rd (http://help.monster.com/besafe/jobseeker/index.asp) - I have an account there, and as of today, I have yet to hear from them.

    As is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, Monster is the target of illegal attempts to access and extract information from its database. We recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data. The information accessed does not include resumes. Monster does not generally collect – and the accessed information does not include - sensitive data such as social security numbers or personal financial data.

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    Hi Neg~

    From the looks of the data they seem to be stealing it looks like a prelude to some sort of phishing/vishing campaign?

    So just watch out for those "too good to be true" job offers............. they are

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    Monster gets hacked

    Hey all

    I know people like SD have posted here but unfortunately they have your info now

    London - Hackers have stolen the personal details of some of the millions of online job seekers, a recruitment company confirmed on Tuesday, in one of the biggest cases of data theft in Britain.
    Global online recruitment company Monster said hackers had taken confidential information from its database including telephone numbers, email addresses, user names, passwords and some basic demographic data.

    http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...460110,00.html
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    You probably should have added to Nihil's thread instead of starting another but whatever, maybe a mod can merge the topics?

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    Lol, there is one ? OK just add it in.

    Didnt realise.
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    Ok thread/s has been merged.

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