Costa Coffee Applicant Details Hacked in PageUp Breach

Ed Targett reports:

The personal details of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn job applicants have been stolen after a data breach of owner Whitbread’s online recruitment system, run by Australia’s PageUp, the company confirmed today.

Bedfordshire-headquartered multinational Whitbread was hit after PageUp was hacked last month, in an incident that exposed the details of current and prospective employees.

Details exposed include name, email address, physical address, telephone number and employment information. A Whitbread spokesman told Computer Business Review: “We’re not disclosing the number potentially affected.”

Read more on CBR Online.

Another update on this breach (see other PageUp posts, too): Telstra as also freezed job ads.

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