America's JobLink (AJL) was recently the victim of a security breach when a hacker exploited a flaw in its application code to gain unauthorized access to information of job seekers in 10 states. AJL, a multi-state system which links job seekers with employers, has since identified and eliminated the code misconfiguration.
AJL said on March 21 that names, birthdates, and Social Security Numbers of applicants from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma, and Vermont were illegally accessed by an outside source. It explained that the code misconfiguration was introduced into the system through an update last October.
AJL is currently working with the FBI to apprehend the hacker while a forensic firm is carrying out a detailed examination of the hacked accounts.
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