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Monster.com Reports Another Breach Of Its User Database
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 13:00
Attackers accessed username and passwords, as well as email addresses and phone numbers, popular job-hunting site says

Jan 26, 2009 | 05:18 PM
By Tim Wilson
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Monster.com, the popular online job-hunting site, is reporting another major breach of its user database -- the third time it has disclosed such a breach in the past two years.

In a warning issued to users on Friday, Monster.com stated that its "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 stolen data did not include resumes, the company said.

The warning does not offer any details on how the breach occurred or how it was discovered. However, it does say the company will be requiring users to change their passwords in the near future, and recommends that they change them proactively right away. [Comments...]
 

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