Monster recruitment website is making an interesting habit of being hacked regularly. The latest hack on Friday (January 23, 2009) was interestingly managed from Monster. They posted the note on their web site that included the following:
We recently learned our database was illegally accessed and certain contact and account data were taken, including Monster user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers, and some basic demographic data.
This just makes me wonder if Monster did a redesign of their site since they got so much bad press lately, so they understood fixing the old web site does not work but they published a new one? And now the new one gets hacked the same month it is published?
One way or the other, I haven’t heard of ANY recruitment site being hacked so often as Monster is lately. Perhaps they should adopt some ‘Open Source’ policy, letting the job seekers know that their CVs are entering the public domain.