Monster.com, a popular job recruitment site, has suffered a data breach.
According to many news reports, the cause of the breach was due to a third party. The server contained resumes and CVs for job applicants for three years (2014-2017). Many of the resumes included private information like phone numbers and home addresses, email addresses and prior work experience. Most affected users were located in the United States.
It’s not known how many files were exposed, but thousands of resumes were found in a single folder dated May 2017, notes a news report. Other files found on the exposed server included immigration documentation for work, which Monster does not collect, notes the report.