Monster.com hacked, data stolen
Nikki Richardson, spokeswoman for Monster Worldwide Inc, had stated that their popular global website for job hunters monster.com had been illegally accessed by hackers and data had been stolen.
Monster operates in 36 countries with millions of users and its sites around the world had been targeted, but some regions, notably Asia Pacific and Eastern Europe, were spared.
A statement on www.monster.com said: “We recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data.”
The breach did not access resumes, social security numbers or financial data, Monster said.
The company advised clients to change their password and said it had taken its own corrective steps.