Monster.com: Job site data theft 'not isolated incident'

Monster.com: Job site data theft 'not isolated incident'

Summary: Monster.com said it is implementing new robust capabilities for worldwide monitoring and surveillance of site traffic, reviewing and tightening all site access policies and controls and launching a series of targeted initiatives to protect job seeker contact information.

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Monster.com: Job site data theft ‘not isolated incident’Monster.com says last week's discovery of a rogue server accessing personal information from its database of job-hunters was "not an isolated incident."

"As is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, Monster is from time to time subject to illegal attempts to extract information from its database. Despite ongoing analysis, the scope of this illegal activity is impossible to pinpoint," the company said in a statement outlining plans to beef up its security mechanisms.

[SEE: Monster.com shuts down rogue server linked to data theft ]

Last week, anti-virus researchers at Symantec warned that the Infostealer.Monstres Trojan horse was rigged to targets Monster.com users when they post data online. Approximately 1.3 million Monster.com users, most in the U.S., were affected by the breach.

Monster.com said it is implementing new robust capabilities for worldwide monitoring and surveillance of site traffic, reviewing and tightening all site access policies and controls and launching a series of targeted initiatives to protect job seeker contact information.

Topic: IT Employment

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  • Lack of Security

    It's crazy that Monster never knew what was going on.
    JFPSF
  • Duh! If you have Personal Information, Lock it up.

    It's only common sense that if you have something, and you don't want it to get stolen then lock it up. This is really a direct reflection on their IT department. Makes me think that they are some small hole in the wall with Jethro as their IT Admin.
    astefl@...