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[ISN] Washington Post says job seeker data was breached
By Elinor Mills
July 6, 2011
About 1.27 million user IDs and e-mail addresses belonging to people
looking for employment on The Washington Post Jobs Web site were
affected by a data breach last week, the newspaper says.
"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," the
company said in a notice on its site. "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
The attack happened on June 27 and June 28, the statement said, adding
that the accounts on the site remain secure.
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