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Author Topic: Monster.com and USAJobs security breach  (Read 2622 times)

40hz

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Monster.com and USAJobs security breach
« on: January 26, 2009, 02:55:35 PM »
More good news :tellme:, courtesy of Heise Online:

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Monster security breach

Sophos, the IT security and control firm, is advising users of careers website Monster.com and USAJobs.gov, the official job site of the US Federal Government, to to change their passwords, following news that both sites have been the victim of a serious hacking attack, which has compromised both sites user names and passwords.

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Monster have chosen not to inform individual users through e-mail, but have simply posted an advisory on their website.


Link to full article: http://www.heise-onl...rity-breach--/112493


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Re: Monster.com and USAJobs security breach
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 04:07:39 PM »
Wonderful. I'm not affected in any way (I hope) not having used either site... However, this story serves to remind us that it's wise to change your passwords frequently... Of course, I don't, having several hundred different passwords stored in Roboform. This has me sufficiently scared, however, that I might block off some time to change the passwords on those sites that are sensivitive: credit cards, banking, eBay, etc.

Thanks for the heads up, 40hz  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Monster.com and USAJobs security breach
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 05:35:49 PM »
Just when I was getting desperate enough to apply for a gov'mint job...  ;)