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Guardian job website hit by hackers




Guardian job website hit by hackers
Guardian job website hit by hackers



http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/10/26/238289/guardian-job-website-hit-by-hackers.htm 

By Warwick Ashford
ComputerWeekly.com
26 Oct 2009

The Guardian has notified around 500,000 users of its UK jobs website 
that their personal details may have been compromised in a hacker 
attack.

Users have been advised to take precautionary measures including 
contacting a credit reference agency and the UK fraud prevention service 
Cifas to ensure their information is not being used.

The Guardian claims in reports that the "sophisticated and deliberate 
hack" was stopped while still in progress.

According to a security notice posted on the Guardian jobs website, 
administrators of the site have identified how the site was hacked and 
has taken steps to prevent a recurrence.

No technical details have been released because these are part of the 
investigation being conducted by the central e-crime unit at Scotland 
yard, a spokesman said.

[...]


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