Online jobs platform cpjobs.com has reported an unauthorised third-party attack on the website, compromising the security of user data. Impacted pages have been shut down and all users' passwords have been deactivated.
The jobs platform sent an email to its users on Saturday morning [2 September] informing them of the security breach.
"We are taking this incident very seriously," the email states. "We have shut down the impacted pages, deactivated all users’ passwords, and installed additional layers of data security safeguards. In addition, we have notified law enforcement and are working closely with them on their investigation."
In an additional security notice on the website, the company reveals it has identified two attempts to attack the website on 28 August and 30 August. The compromised data includes user data and passwords, but according to the company there is no evidence that CVs have been compromised.
Last month, executive search firm aimHigher made the news after an applicant discovered he was able to gain access to the personal data of other candidates. An internal investigation revealed that there had been a number of cases of unauthorised access to candidates’ CVs through the company’s website.