Aug 23, 2007: Monster Worldwide Provides Additional Details on Malicious Software Investigation
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2007--Monster Worldwide, Inc., (NASDAQ: MNST) has determined that the contact information of approximately 1.3 million job seekers was contained on the rogue server that the Company shut down as part of its ongoing investigative efforts of the malicious software, Infostealer.Monstres. Of this contact information, the Company has determined that less than 5,000 job seekers of the 1.3 million affected are based outside of the United States.
As previously reported, the information contained on this server was limited to names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Based on Monster's thorough review, no other details, including bank account numbers, were uploaded.
Monster is working closely with the appropriate regulatory agencies and law enforcement authorities on this issue. Currently, the Company is reaching out to impacted individuals to alert them. As part of its communications, Monster is in the process of informing these individuals on the appropriate precautionary steps to protect themselves from any fraudulent emails claiming to be from Monster and asking for personal details.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster(R), the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
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