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Security Breach Hits Arizona Job Seekers Website

A breach in a state database has put job seekers at risk of identity theft. Arizona is among ten states with potentially compromised records.

A hacker gained access to the Arizona Job Connection website, where more than 19,000 people have posted resumes. The Kansas-based company that manages the database said an outside hacker created a job seeker account, exploited a misconfiguration in the code and gained access to names, birth dates and Social Security numbers. 

While the company said there is no longer a threat, a forensic firm is trying to determine how many accounts were accessed and where those job seekers live. 

In a written statement, Henry Darwin, Interim Director for Arizona’s Department of Economic Security, said the agency is taking action to ensure client privacy is not compromised in the future.

More information on the attack can be found here.

As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.