Monday, January 26, 2009

Monster.com Security Breach

Absolutely disgusting. A company's (lack of) security allows a data breach, and they cavalierly dismiss it as a price of doing business.

As is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, Monster is the target of illegal attempts to access and extract information from its database.

Which should have actually said: "As is the case with many companies that maintain large databases of information, we failed to take the proper precautions to secure your information against unauthorized access and theft." It's even worse they they don't intend to email users about the breach. The solution they provided offers little comfort.


It is important to know the company continually monitors for any illicit use of information in our database, and so far, we have not detected the misuse of this information.


If the information has been accessed (and probably copied), how do they intend to detect/prevent the misuse of information? Maybe they should enter the DRM space if they've got the solution.



(from: http://help.monster.com/besafe/jobseeker/index.asp)

1 comment:

quill said...

I answered an ad on monster. Looking for 10 US representatives to work as book keepers. this ad is boguous. I have a police report. the scam is very good. you end loosing 1817.00 out of your hard earned money. Now I am behind 700.00 in my overdraft protection i won;'t be able to dig up. This ad is still on the web page of emplyment opportunities. I contacted monster and told them, the ad is still there. As a matter of fact there is a simular
ad close to the same type of information on the web. i answered it hopeing to get a comeback and this time i am going to be closely with the police. The new ad has not aswered me back yet. I don;t know if it remembers my e-mail address and has not responded.. i do not understand why monster has a boguous ad for others to get ripped like I got ripped. I am telling this site and hope monster will contact me . There are ads on their employment site that are no good. doesn't any one check these ads or just take the crimminals information and keep ripping people off. Monster your ads are helping criminals to rip off poor working people. don;t you care