KGUN 9 On Your SideNews

Actions

Jobseekers personal information stolen during hack

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-KGUN.png
Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 14:22:36-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Hackers may have stolen personal information from people who used a job search database used by Arizona and nine other states.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security announced the breach of the state site operated by America's JobLink late Friday. The web-based system links jobseekers with employers.

The DES announcement came two days after other states announced the breach and didn't estimate the number of potentially compromised accounts. Delaware officials believe personal information from about 200,000 accounts was potentially stolen in that state, which has less than a million residents compared with Arizona's 7.6 million.

The name, social security number, and birthdate of residents using the Arizona Job Connection website may have been compromised.

DES Director Henry Darwin says affected clients will be notified by email by the company.