Lin­fox seek­ing in­for­ma­tion af­ter PageUp breach

Australian Transport News - - News -

Lin­fox is still seek­ing fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from hu­man re­sources ser­vices firm PageUp af­ter the com­pany con­firmed its sys­tems were ac­cessed by a third party.

PageUp runs a cloud-based tal­ent man­age­ment sys­tem used by com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Lin­fox, Aus­tralia Post and Myer, among oth­ers, to help run their job ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tems.

The HR com­pany con­firmed the mal­ware breach has com­pro­mised the data of job ap­pli­cants us­ing the sys­tem, as well as the peo­ple those ap­pli­cants named as ref­er­ees, along with em­ploy­ees and for­mer em­ploy­ees of PageUp clients.

PageUp says among the files ac­cessed were er­ror logs from be­fore 2007 – which it says may have con­tained in­cor­rect failed pass­words in clear text – rather than the en­cryp­tion that cov­ered ac­tual pass­word data.

“Be­cause failed pass­words can be sim­i­lar to cor­rect pass­words, if em­ploy­ees have not changed their pass­word in­for­ma­tion since 2007, it would be pru­dent to do this now and any­where where they may have used the same pass­word,” PageUp says. A Lin­fox spokesman told

ATN that Lin­fox was not in that sit­u­a­tion, as it had started us­ing PageUp af­ter 2007. None­the­less, Lin­fox was still wait­ing to find out whether data re­lat­ing to Lin­fox em­ploy­ees or job ap­pli­cants had been af­fected by the breach, the spokesman says.

“Since that no­ti­fi­ca­tion came out from PageUp and they let us know (about the breach), we have been tak­ing steps to start com­mu­ni­cat­ing to the peo­ple whose data we have,” he says.

Lin­fox also ap­pointed a team of em­ploy­ees to help man­age the sit­u­a­tion in­ter­nally, he says.

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