Around 170,000 Idaho Job-Seekers Info Could Be Hacked

Mar 23, 2017

Over 100,000 job-seekers accounts through IdahoWorks could be compromised due to hacking.
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 UPDATE March 24: The Idaho Department of Labor says America's Job Link will offer victims a year of credit monitoring services.

The Department of Labor has set up a phone number for victims who have questions. That number is 1-844-469-3939.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Idaho Department of Labor says around 170,000 of the department's 530,000 job-seeker accounts have been hacked.

The incident occurred between March 12 and 13 and impacts both current and past users of the IdahoWorks job-search engine. Also affected is America's Job Link - the Kansas-based, multi-state system that operates IdahoWorks.

Information that may have been viewed by hackers includes names, Social Security numbers and birthdays. KTVB reports the Department of Labor is notifying by email or regular mail those whose accounts may have been affected.

IdahoWorks users whose accounts may have been viewed are being advised to put a fraud alert on their credit reports and to be in touch with law enforcement should they notice any suspicious activity.

Ten states use America's Job Link job-search services, and a total of 4.8 million accounts are believed to have been compromised. Some of the nine other states dealing with the security breach are Arizona, Illinois and Vermont.

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