Washington Post reports breach of job seeker data (updated)

Elinor Mills reports:

About 1.27 million user IDs and email addresses belonging to people looking for employment on The Washington Post jobs website were affected by a data breach in June, the newspaper has said.

“We discovered that an unauthorised third party attacked our Jobs website and was able to obtain access to certain user IDs and email addresses. No passwords or other personal information was affected,” the company said in a notice on its site.

Read more on cnet.

I do not see that notice linked from the home page of the Jobs site or any link/mention on the home page of the Washington Post or in the Tech section.  Doesn’t the paper think its own hack is newsworthy?

Update:  Poynter uploaded a copy of the paper’s notification letter.

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