The Boston Globe reports that a little more than a week ago Symantec Corp. made public a major loss of data from Monster.com. While the stolen information does not include social security numbers or other banking information there is real concern that email addresses from Monster.com will not only be sold to spammers, but will be used in phishing scams.

Read the full article and followup from the Boston Globe.

Monster.com has decided to notify users of this breach by mail. That’s snail mail. Now, I don’t know about you, but my mailing address on Monster.com is far from up to date, so I think it’s important that we spread the word online!

Thanks to Joe at JVT Advisors for sending this on to me.

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