Monday, January 26, 2009

Got a Monster.com account?

Change your password.

Monster.com is advising its users to change their passwords after data including e-mail addresses, names and phone numbers were stolen from its database.

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The company disclosed on its Web site that it recently learned its database had been illegally accessed. Monster.com user IDs and passwords were stolen, along with names, e-mail addresses, birth dates, gender, ethnicity, and in some cases, users' states of residence. The information does not include Social Security numbers, which Monster.com said it doesn't collect, or resumes.

Now there's probably not that will immediately hurt you in this. However, the information that has been stolen is pretty darn useful for a phishing scam. Be on the outlook for unsolicited emails that seem to know a lot about you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

... which leads you to wonder what could possibly go wrong here.

Ted said...

Gator, I, for one, welcome our new data overlords!