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51job Denies Claims of User Database Being Compromised by Hackers

The Paper, 6/15/18

Hackers are openly selling user data from online recruitment platform (Nasdaq: JOBS) on the dark web with sample data containing email addresses, passwords, real name, ID number, and telephone number, reports Dongfang Press's The Paper.

51job confirmed the report but denied that the company's databases were compromised. Some users' account names and passwords were in a "hit library," which is where hackers piece together login credentials from previous leaks into a list that can be tried on other websites.

Attempts to log in to with the sample user information met with partial success. The seller claims to have 1.95 mln sellable data entries available for the package price of 12 Bitcoin (which are currently worth more than RMB 40,000 each for a total sale price of about RMB 500,000).

According to 51job, the affected users have not logged into the website for many years and have out-of-date passwords.

Keywords: scandal information security Internet 51job online recruitment JOBS


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