Washington Post Job Website Hacked

  • Security

The Washington Post has reported an unauthorized third party attacked their Jobs website, and the result is an astounding 1.27 million user IDs and e-mail addresses were impacted. No passwords or other personal information was impacted.

The attack happened once on June 27 and once on June 28. The Washington Post is taking the attack very seriously, shutting the attack down as soon as it was noticed, as well as implementing additional measures to prevent against similar attacks in the future. Law enforcement has been contacted.

The users whose e-mail addresses were impacted risk receiving an increased amount of SPAM in their inbox. If you are among the millions of people who have applied for a position at the Washington Post, your personal fraud prevention measures need to be on high alert. You pose a greater risk for phishing, which will ask for personal information. Many times, phishing e-mails appear to come from a reputable organization seeking identity verification information, and ask for bank account information, credit card information, passwords and ID numbers.