Website for Jobs at the Washington Post has suffered nearly two cyber attacks last week, the newspaper revealed on Thursday.
According to tech website PC World, the Washington Post has announced on its website that the data on the page for employment has been breached by an unknown third party on June 27 and 28.
The publisher’s note also states that the cyber criminals have managed to get through the user names and email addresses of nearly 1.27 million job seekers in the United States.
“We are taking this incident very seriously. We quickly identified the vulnerability and shut it down, and are pursuing the matter with law enforcement. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience." the daily stated.
The Post has also clarified that no password or other intimate details of any user has been affected and at the most people whose data has been breached may receive bulk of spam and other irrelevant emails which should be ignored.
A spokesperson of the daily, Kris Coratti has informed that the newspaper wanted to deal with the attack, test the data security again, investigate the issue and discuss it with the law department before making any kind of announcement to its valuable users.