Monster admits 1.3 million users hit in hack

Monster.com has confirmed hackers who used servers in Ukraine stole login details from employers registered with the site. They then used those details to glean personal information from 1.3 million users who had logged resumes with the site. Monster has more than 70 million resumes on file. The hackers, posing as potential employers, then sent e-mails with scam job offers, with requests for financial information or with malicious software that would hijack the user's computer until a ransom was paid. The website said it first learned of the hack from Symantec last Friday, and had the Ukrainian servers shut down by Tuesday. Monster vice-president Patrick Manzo told the Los Angeles Times that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service were investigating the case.

News source: CBC News

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umm found out friday, servers shut down tuesday, how long does it take to shut down a server, if i'm getting hacked i will pull the INternet connection straight out the wall, better having servers down than hacked silly , maybe i am misreading this and the servers they shut down were the hackers but still, pretty crap.

Everyone's beat it to death, but I gotta add that I got a GARGANTUAN amount of hits from Monster. They get results faster than anyone, I must say. Hope my stuff didn't get taken!

I read it on the Ottawa Citizen a few days ago. The journalist didn't seem to know very well what he was talking about, but they quoted someone from Monster, and from his edited (and discredited in the article) quote I got the impression that this wasn't a hack, just a virus. Nothing new here, and definately not a hack on Monster's site. That's like blaming eBay for people falling in fishing scams.

Never have liked any of these type sites. Worthless, IMO.

Never did anything for me a couple years ago when my last job moved to Mexico.

I'm old fashioned when it comes to applying for jobs. Anybody that uses a temp service or a service like this is just plain to lazy to even go out and look for work and to lazy to really want a job.

cork1958 said,
Never have liked any of these type sites. Worthless, IMO.

Never did anything for me a couple years ago when my last job moved to Mexico.

I'm old fashioned when it comes to applying for jobs. Anybody that uses a temp service or a service like this is just plain to lazy to even go out and look for work and to lazy to really want a job.

I wouldn't call it lazy to use Monster, CareerBuilder, etc... I used CareerBuilder to find my job (and it wasn't out of laziness) they're basically just online classified ads with an "Apply Now" button. It's no different then searching the newspaper and mailing in a resume.

Thank you for generalizing.

I used Monster to get my current job. Then again, my position is not always posted in the help wanted section of the newspaper. My only other option, most of the time, is to use a headhunter.

This comment shows that you are really ignorant about how a lot of this stuff works. Using Monster.com or any other job search site doesn't make you "lazy" in general. There are many employers that only do their hiring for certain positions through recruiters (headhunters) which means that if you're looking for a certain type of job (I'm currently looking for a programming job) then you won't find it listed in the news paper, so you really don't have much of a choice but to use services like this. On top of that it's free anyway, so whats the problem with sites like this helping other people get jobs? Or is it the fact that you're not a skilled in anything, so you bash the site saying it's worthless because it didn't help "you"? What about the other millions of people that it's helped? You think you're so special that because you alone could not find anything, the entire service must be flawed, and therefore is useless?

IceBreakerG said,
On top of that it's free anyway, so whats the problem with sites like this helping other people get jobs?

You don't see the problem? Have you read the article at all? Or even just the summary? Heck, even just the headline is a pretty good indication...

betasp said,
I used Monster to get my current job. Then again, my position is not always posted in the help wanted section of the newspaper. My only other option, most of the time, is to use a headhunter.

That's true, it's not often you see System Administrator or .NET Programmer listed in the want ads.

LMAO, well have fun trying to get a job in the furture, most workplaces go straight to the job agencies and don't even put it in the paper, get with the times or you will never get another job, i suppose you still print a copy and mail it to them too heY, rather than emailing it, becasue email is lazy too.

The funniest thing is you call people that use these sites lazy, how is trying to get a job being lazy, if they rreally wanted to eb lazy they wouldn't egt a job at all.

_dandy_ said,

You don't see the problem? Have you read the article at all? Or even just the summary? Heck, even just the headline is a pretty good indication...

he meant there is no problme with people using these sites, I.e. people that use these sites arent lazy, i don't think he meant there is no problem with a site like this getting hacked

luckily I don't click on any email that has an attachment or a link to download something unless I confirmed the person sent it.