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Hacker Takedown of PageUp Is Bad News for Clients

June 07, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

Thousands of Australians are again being notified that their personal information was potentially compromised after a vendor that powers jobs and recruitment sites for companies around the world experienced a breach. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is investigating the breach of Australian-based recruiting company PageUp to determine the full impact. ACSC continues its efforts to identify what data, if any, was compromised. Those likely to be most affected are in large part based in Australia. “PageUp has indicated the incident is contained and the threat has been removed. They contacted the ACSC for advice and support, and have also informed the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) of the incident,” ACSC wrote in today’s news story. As part of its incident response plan, PageUp has announced that there was unauthorized activity on its IT systems. The news has set off alarm bells for employers and job seekers alike. Major clients that r...