HR Software Company Encounters Hack Following Malware Infection
It is common now-a-days to have hacking attacks and data breaches. The latest data breach recently caused exposure of some millions of clients' database to hackers. PageUp, one widely used HR and job application website has been the target of the breach. PageUp confirmed that certain hack had occurred when it observed strange things happening on the IT system of the company.
It, on June 6, stated that the hack took place because an IT system of it was infected with malware, which the company detected on 23rd May. Immediately it initiated one forensic investigation.
The company further stated that personal data potentially impacted could be names as well as contact details along with usernames and passwords all hashed/salted for encryption.
A company based in Australia, PageUp offers recruitment, career and human resource services globally. Clients registered with PageUp enjoy the facility of embedding customized IT software onto their freely accessible profession websites along with intranets for aiding publication of employment opportunities, receipt of applicant bio-data, as well as selection of suitable candidates. Information that job applicants submit gets saved onto PageUp's cloud, while human resource staffers from different organizations can access the same through customized dashboards. Bleepingcomputer.com posted this on the Web dated June 6, 2018.
Fortunately, data that got exposed doesn't have any sensitive details. Albeit names along with contact particulars may be included in the exposed data, the PageUp clients' usernames and passwords if leaked are in encrypted form.
Laws pertaining to data breaches compel organizations to alert clients about hacks immediately when they become aware for users to adopt safeguard measures. The latest hack reporting show up chiefly on the online sites belonging to Australian companies as well as foreign companies' Australian branches; however, it might as well affect clients residing inside other countries who've submitted their job applications via the PageUp career website. Now according to PageUp, it will post more updates on its FAQ web-page regarding the types of information the attackers may filch through the malware. In the meantime, anybody having further worries is recommended for contacting PageUp over the company's e-mail id.
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