Thursday, 23 March 2017

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About 170,000 job-seeker accounts set up through the Idaho Department of Labor were compromised in a computer hacking March 12-13, the agency said Wednesday.

The hacking incident involved America’s Job Link, a Kansas-based, multistate system that operates the department’s IdahoWorks job search engine.

Both active and historical accounts were among those exposed, and the total represents 32 percent of the all state accounts, Labor officials said in a news release. Idaho accounts created on or after March 14 were not affected.

The department said it was notifying, by mail or email, all IdahoWorks customers whose accounts may have been compromised. The account information that may have been viewed includes customers’ name, Social Security number and date of birth.

America’s Job Link provides job search services to 10 states. A total of 4.8 million accounts are believed to have been compromised. 

Customers whose accounts may have been viewed are advised to place a “fraud alert” on their credit reports and notify law enforcement officials if they discover suspicious activity.

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