Monster.com Website Hacked

Posted: Jan 27 2009, 7:24am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:46pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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The massive job search website Monster.com has reportedly been hacked. That means that anyone who has a profile on the UK Monster.com website has potentially had their information lost to nefarious hackers.

All 4.5 million users of the UK site could be at risk. Monster.com says that it recently learned its database had been hacked, but the company says that CVs were not accessed.

Hackers were able to steal usernames, passwords, telephone numbers, email addresses, demographic data, birth dates, gender and ethnicity information. I am not entirely sure what damage could be done with that data, but the breach is still disturbing.

Via BBC

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