Monster.com says criminals may have accessed millions more user files months ago.
By Joseph Menn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 30, 2007
Millions of additional users of the job-search site Monster.com may have had their personal information stolen by Internet criminals in security breaches that occurred before the break-in that was reported last week, top company executives said Wednesday.
Monster Worldwide Inc. said an internal investigation had found that in an undetermined number of previous cases, criminals used passwords belonging to legitimate corporate recruiters to access resumes posted at Monster.com.
Because it's impossible to tell whose information was obtained, Monster said it would try to reach all of its active customers by e-mail to warn them.
"In terms of the numbers, we looked at it hard, and we don't know what the answer is," company Vice President Patrick Manzo said.Full story - Los Angeles Times