Cisco’s job applications site leaked personal data

Cisco has fixed a vulnerability in its Professional Careers portal that may have exposed truckloads of personal information.

The networking giant has sent an email to affected users in which it says a “limited set of job application related information” was leaked from the mobile version of the website, blaming an “incorrect security setting” placed after system maintenance on a third party site.
It says exposed data may have included real and login names; passwords; physical and email addresses, phone numbers; answers to security questions; users’ education and professions; cover letters and resumes.

Any hacker hoovering up that data would have also gained applicants’ voluntary information including gender, race, and veteran and disability status, and disability.

Source: Cisco’s job applications site leaked personal data

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