According to BP, a recent hacking of its online recruitment portal may have compromised job applicant data and information more than previously believed.
BP has emailed about 60,000 people who applied for jobs in its retail stores since 2008 to notify them they could have had their personal information accessed by hackers. The company originally thought about 10,000 applicants’ data had been breached.
The company’s online recruitment provider, PageUp, an Australian company with 2.6 million users in 190 countries, first detected the breach on May 23.
BP spokeswoman Anna Radich said the company was initially told only those who had applied for jobs at retail establishments in the last 18 months could have had their name, email and home address, birthday, gender, country of residence, employment details and phone number accessed by an “unauthorised third party”.
Radich said BP sent out an email at that time warning about 9500 people who had applied for jobs in BP stores their data was compromised.
But an email sent out Wednesday to another 50,000 affected BP applicants, which was obtained by Stuff, came after recent revelations from PageUp’s forensic investigations found anyone who had applied for jobs at BP retail establishments since 2008 could have had their data compromised.
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