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October 27, 2009

Hacked Guardian Jobs website puts 500,000 at risk

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by Darren Allan

The security breach which occurred at the Guardian Jobs website this weekend could have put up to half a million people’s personal details at risk.

The site, which has some ten million users per year, said that it didn’t know the exact number who had been affected, but had sent out email warnings to 500,000 users as a precaution.

When it spoke to the BBC, The Guardian called the hacker’s attack a “sophisticated and deliberate” one.

It also added it had been “assured” that the site was now secure, and made it clear that there was “no reason to believe” any financial related data was involved in the compromise.

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  1. You have now left me with no confidence in any online system that contains personal information. I had the assurance that your system was safe before this breach, and now i just get another assurance with no evidence or supporting information to substantiate the claim that the Guardian website is safer…no difference infact other than it is safer not to trust you or any on-line similar facility….!…it will be safe not to trust any of you!

    Comment by Marty — October 27, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

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