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[Dataloss] fringe [??]: Guardian loses half a million CVs

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Mon Oct 26 2009 - 14:31:22 CDT


[Generally the loss of resumes is a 'fringe' event for us. However, notice
  the advice given to those affected; "Contact your creditors.. Contact a
  credit reference agency.. Contact CIFAS.." - jericho]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/26/guardian_jobs_data/

Guardian loses half a million CVs
Police probe massive hack
By John Oates Get more from this author

The Guardian newspaper's jobs website has warned 500,000 users that
hackers may have got hold of private information held on the site after a
"sophisticated and deliberate" attack.

The paper said not all users were at risk, and it has emailed those who
are. The email, sent on Saturday, said data relating to job applications
"may have been accessed". It said the incident was now being investigated
by the central e-crime unit at New Scotland Yard.

The mail advised people to:

     1) Contact your creditors, even if they have not been affected, so
that they can monitor your accounts to ensure they remain protected.

     2) Contact a credit reference agency: Callcredit, Equifax or Experian
provide suggested steps to resolve the situation and prevent it happening
again.

     3) Contact CIFAS protective registration: If you think you have been a
victim of identity theft you should consider subscribing to CIFAS. This
places a notice on your credit file indicating that your name and address
may be used to perpetrate identity fraud.

It also provided links to various websites for further advice on identity
fraud.

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