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Hacker Accesses Job-Hunters’ Info from Kansas Employment Company

 

An intermediate company reportedly situated at Kansas (USA), which coordinates communication between job-hunters and employers online, declared that hackers had attacked it endangering job applicants' private data.

 

The Kansas Company called JobLink, which's certain system on the Web and which operates in multiple states, confirmed of someone who abused security flaw inside an application code namely AJL and accessed names, birth-dates and Social Security
Numbers (SSN) of job-hunters.

 

The company's website www.joblink.alabama.gov which Job Link Alliance in USA maintains, had its Technical Support division i.e. AJLA-TS substantiate that some third party hacker possibly managed viewing job-seekers' names, dates of birth and
SSNs with the aid of AJL's system inside the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, Illinois, Idaho, Delaware, Vermont, Oklahoma, Maine and Kansas.

 

Experts, however, have dealt with the threat, while JobLink's AJL system isn't anymore accessible to the hacker. It's cautioned that any job-hunter from the aforementioned ten different states who has registered an A/C with the company during 2013-14-2016-17 could get endangered. But any account registered with JobLink post March 14, 2017 won't be so. Whnt.com posted this, March 22, 2017.

 

JobLink states that the activity came to its notice March 21 when it took action instantly and engaged its experts for evaluating the infiltration and aborting it. Coordinated effort is ongoing between the company's officials and law enforcement for locating the perpetrator and catching him.

 

A forensic company of independent stature is intervening to complete the task of counting and identifying the accounts of job-hunters, which may've got accessed, along with the locations where those persons are in. JobLink has confirmed it has remediated the hacker's mode of assault so it isn't a threat anymore. Anyone who thinks the hack has impacted him/her, they must ensure for carefully monitoring their financial transactions and bank accounts.

 

Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor, Fitzgerald Washington says the department values the personal information of employees. It's also relentlessly coordinating with all federal agencies, states and vendors who are involved for keeping
the most updated details about the event while ensuring all precautions fall in place for not letting the kind of incident happen again.

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