Open Database Exposes Millions of Job Seekers’ Personal Information

Joseph Cox reports:

On Thursday, it emerged that an outsourcing company named Capegemini had left a database containing sensitive information on the open internet, exposing the names, contact details, resumes, and other personal information of potentially millions of people who used a global recruiting firm.

The episode highlights the lingering problem of organizations accidentally leaving sensitive data which is accessible to anyone with an internet connection, even though hackers and other third parties regularly, and automatically, scan the internet for such databases.

“We regret to inform you that on 1 November 2016, we were made aware that an unauthorised third party illegally gained online access to a development server used by our IT provider,” an email from Michael Page, a recruitment website, sent to users, reads.

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