By Warwick Ashford
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
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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