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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