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NIST Expects Ripples from Hack of monster.com

NIST Expects Ripples from Hack of monster.com

NIST expects that the intruders who recently stole information from monster.com will attempt to use that data in other attacks.

Federal Employees At Risk Again From Monster.com Compromise – [nist.org]

It’s happened once before, hackers breaking in to Monster.com and stealing job hunter’s data. The last time that it happened (August 1997) there was a surge in targeted phishing attacks, especially against federal government employees. Almost immediately employees started getting phishing messages that appeared to be from the major credit card companies used within the government. This time around userid’s and passwords were also stolen, so in addition to phishing attempts we may also have hackers trying to use those credentials to access other websites.

Identity attack spreads; 1.6M records stolen from Monster.com – [networkworld.com]

The 46,000 people reportedly infected by ads on job sites may be only a fraction of the victims of an ambitious, multi-stage attack that’s stolen data belonging to several hundred thousand people who posted resumes on Monster.com, a researcher said this weekend.

According to Symantec Security Analyst Amado Hidalgo, a new Trojan horse the company calls Infostealer.Monstres has stolen more than 1.6 million records belonging to several hundred thousand people from the job search service Monster.com. That data is then used to target the Monster.com users with credible phishing mail that plants more malware on their machines.

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