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Monster attack steals user data

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posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 11:14 AM
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Monster attack steals user data


news.bbc.co.uk

US job website Monster.com has suffered an online attack with the personal data of hundreds of thousands of users stolen, says a security firm.

A computer program was used to access the employers' section of the website using stolen log-in credentials.

Symantec said the log-ins were used to harvest user names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers, which were uploaded to a remote web server.
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posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 11:14 AM
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If you use monster for jobhunting, it might be time to change your details, email etc.
For more information:
www.symantec.com...
help.monster.com...

and:
news.bbc.co.uk...

You should always have your firewall running - preferably something like zone alarm rather than windows firewall, and also keep your anti virus running - avg is a good free one.
Also run adware and spyware removal programmes.

Happy browsing ;-)

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


apc

posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 11:32 AM
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Fortunately the information is only really good for marketing purposes... to my knowledge Monster doesn't need your social or any other vital identity information. The resumes however would be useful for selecting targets for theft.



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