(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Washington Post recently revealed through its site’s security section that the system for its Jobs site had recently been breached. The attack occurred on two occasions during the 27th and 28th of last month.
According to the statement, 1.27 million user accounted were effected. Information exposed from the user accounts revealed e-mail addresses and user IDs.
Explaining the matter, the paper stated, “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. 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.”
By responding to the attack, the paper says it’s taking further actions to prevent future attacks and that they’re working with law enforcement to investigate the matter.
The site warns that those affected could receive unwanted spam messages and concludes by giving viewers tips on how to avoid the messages.
To view the Washington Post’s statement on the matter, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/jobs/product-pages/fraud-email.html