The online job hunting site, Monster, has become the victim of the largest data theft in the UK, with hackers managing to gain access to the personal details of four and half million people on monster.co.uk.
The hackers are believed to have got away with Names, passwords, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, birth dates, sex and locations of both employers and job seekers.
The amount of users is believed to have increased substantially in recent months as more people are being made redundant and looking for new jobs.
This will now be looked into by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), but that is not going to help those users who details have been taken.
With around forty per cent of internet users keeping the same password for all of their online activities, now could be a good time to revise that policy.