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Job Recruiting Site Breached

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

February 9, 2011

Ireland's Gardaí are investigating a data breach on the job recruitment Web site recruitireland.com, reports Silicon Republic. The data protection commissioner has also been informed of the breach, which the company says exposed the names and e-mail addresses of its users. According to a message posted to the site's homepage, no other data has been compromised, but the company is recommending that once the site is back online, users change their usernames and passwords. "We have a process in place for eventualities such as this; when we were notified, we shut down the server and the database to prevent any access," the message says.
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