Jobs platform cpjobs.com reports security breach to police after customer data stolen

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 September, 2017, 9:19am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 September, 2017, 4:27pm

Online jobs platform cpjobs.com has reported a security breach to police after an “unauthorised third party” stole customer data.

South China Morning Post Publishers, which owns the site, said it had shut down affected pages, deactivated users’ passwords and added extra data security measures.

There was no evidence to suggest users’ CVs had been compromised. Users can read the full Q&A here.

“We are taking this incident very seriously. We have shut down the impacted pages, deactivated all users’ passwords, and installed additional layers of data security safeguards,” a cpjobs.com spokesman said. “In addition, we have notified law enforcement and are working closely with them on their investigation.”

Site representatives apologised for the incident, stressing privacy was its top priority.

“Our teams are re-evaluating every part of our system to ensure maximum security,” the spokesman added.

Attempts were made to breach the site’s systems on August 28 and 30, with user data and passwords stolen. The company said it had to assume all users were affected.

Customers using the same passwords for other online services were urged to reset them immediately.

Readers of scmp.com are not affected by the breach as it is protected by a separate security system, a spokesman added.