AU: Spammers hack into Government jobs website

Asher Moses reports:

The NSW Government website used to advertise public service jobs has been hacked into and the perpetrators have spammed the Government’s database of job seekers with phony vacancies in an effort to steal personal data and possibly to spread viruses.

The Department of Commerce, which administers the jobs.nsw.gov.au site, refused to say whether any personal details had been stolen from Government servers but the site was offline all of last week for “system maintenance”.

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