Monster Worldwide, the owner of employment search site Monster.com,
warned job seekers late Wednesday that the company had discovered and
shut down a rogue database that contained personal information culled
from résumés posted on the site.
As reported by SecurityFocus,
online fraudsters have used the database to craft personalized e-mails
that purport to be a work-at-home job, but in reality are part of a
scheme to steal funds from a bank account. The information found on the
server included names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses,
the company said.