HR firm PageUp suspects major data breach

A possible data breach at a prominent HR firm could have compromised the personal information of thousands

HR firm PageUp suspects major data breach

A possible data breach at a prominent HR firm could have compromised the personal information of thousands.

Sydney-based PageUp launched an investigation, according to ABC News, after they spotted some ‘unusual activity’ within their internal set-up.

PageUp has over two million users across almost 200 countries – including Telstra, Coles and Medibank. Clients have reportedly released statements to their workers – as well as to candidates who may have applied for jobs within their organizations via PageUp.

In a statement, chief executive Karen Cariss added: “On 28 May 2018 our investigations revealed that we have some indicators that client data may have been compromised, a forensic investigation with assistance from an independent third party is currently ongoing.

"We take cyber-security very seriously and have been working together with international law enforcement, government authorities and independent security experts to fully investigate the matter."

Coles suspended their job sites as a precaution to the potential breach – though they prefaced that they were “not currently of any fraudulent activity relating to anyone's data”.

"However,” the statement read, “we recommend that any person who has applied online for a position with Coles in the past 18 months check to ensure that there has been no recent unusual activity concerning their personal information and maintain a close watch on the use of their personal information."

 

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