Monday, January 26, 2009

Monster Job Board Breached Again

In an attack reminiscent of a breach 18 months, the job site Monster.com has been breached again. Exact numbers of those affected aren't clear, but apparently no financial information was taken. But it appears other personal information -- user IDs, passwords, names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, sex and ethnicity -- were harvested by the intruders.

The incident was first posted on Monster and reported last week.

Though the information isn't financial in nature, and might appear innocuous on the surface, phishers can craft carefully targeted -- and more believable -- attacks.

Monster offers tips on its Security Center web site.

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