Pôle emploi data breach expose data belonging to ten million users

Share post:

Pôle emploi, France’s governmental unemployment registration and financial aid agency, has notified of a data breach that exposed data belonging to 10 million individuals.

The exposed information includes full names and social security numbers, while email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, and banking data have not been affected. The data breach is believed to have been caused by a cyberattack on one of Pôle emploi’s service providers.

Pôle emploi has advised registered job seekers to be cautious with incoming communications and has set up a dedicated phone support line to address any questions or concerns.

The agency has also said that it is working to secure the data of job seekers and will implement additional protection measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. The French government adds that it is taking steps to improve the security of its IT systems.

The sources for this piece include an article in BleepingComputer.

Featured Tech Jobs

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related articles

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday April 19, 2024

On this episode Jen Ellis, co-chair of the Ransomware Task Force, talks about ways of fighting one of the biggest cyber threats to IT d

Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2024 – Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more

This episode reports on a threat actor targeting governments in the Middle East with a novel way of hiding malware is going international

Controversial expansion of US surveillance powers nears Senate vote

The US Senate is poised to vote on a significant expansion of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence...

Russian-linked hackers target U.S. and European water systems

A Russian military-affiliated hacking group, Sandworm, is suspected of coordinating recent cyberattacks on water utilities in the U.S.,...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways