Monster.com's database was ransacked by identity thieves who also obtained personal information of 146,000 people who use USAJobs, which is the federal government's official job search site, according to federal officials. According to Monster executives, the Trojan absconded with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of some 1.3 million people.
Travellers who stayed at the upmarket Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas should keep a close eye on their bank statements in the months ahead. The hotel has admitted to an apparent database break-in in which personal information for 55,000 guests may have been stolen, including credit card and bank account numbers.
Amazon.com Inc. added its "Marketplace" feature to the U.K. and German versions of its Web site, allowing users to buy and sell used and collectable items on the same page where the new item is being sold, the company announced Wednesday.
Troubled software vendor Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products NV (L&H) has already begun to lay off a total of 1,144 of its employees worldwide in a move to consolidate the company, L&H's CEO said on Monday. The move comes three days after L&H received bankruptcy protection under Belgian law and announced the resulting layoffs.