Data breach Hits Irish Jobs Website

Irish Times, September 9, 2011

Jobs website, which allows individuals to upload their CVs online, has been the subject of a security breach. The company has written to users to inform them of a “recent” security breach on its servers, which it says was quickly identified. In an email, company director John Doupe said gardaí had apprehended two individuals who were the subject of a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. “Although was not the primary source of the breach, as a precautionary measure we would ask all users to immediately change their password,” Mr Doupe wrote. He asked users to observe “best practice in choosing all internet passwords” and not to use the same password for more than one internet service. “If you do use the same password for multiple services we would strongly urge you to rectify this immediately by logging into those systems and choosing a new password.” He apologised for “any inconvenience or distress caused by this precautionary email”.

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