[ISN] Washington Post says job seeker data was breached

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:23:07 -0700 (MST)

By Elinor Mills
InSecurity Complex
CNet News
July 6, 2011

About 1.27 million user IDs and e-mail addresses belonging to people 
looking for employment on The Washington Post Jobs Web site were 
affected by a data breach last week, the newspaper says.

"We discovered that an unauthorized third party attacked our Jobs 
website and was able to obtain access to certain user IDs and e-mail 
addresses. No passwords or other personal information was affected," the 
company said in a notice on its site. "We are taking this incident very 
seriously. We quickly identified the vulnerability and shut it down, and 
are pursuing the matter with law enforcement. We sincerely apologize for 
this inconvenience."

The attack happened on June 27 and June 28, the statement said, adding 
that the accounts on the site remain secure.


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