Got a Profile at Monster? Better Change Your Password



With so many people out of work and looking, using any online resource they have available, it is important to know that Monster.com has been hacked twice in the last six months. Users names, birthdates, contact information, and passwords amongst other information is now in the wrong hands.

I have had a profile at Monster.com for many years, although I haven’t had to look for a job in more than 8 years. I don’t think I’d visited the site in maybe five years. But this morning I did, making some critical changes to my profile, and changing my password. Anyone reading this who has a profile at Monster.com should do the same thing, as soon as possible. A “mandatory” change will be required soon when you log into Monster.com, but if you’re like me and hadn’t logged in in five years, well, that “mandatory” thing won’t work.

Another alternative is to cancel your account, if you can. I am a “free” member, so there is no cancellation option. But for premium members, cancellation is possible. I don’t use Monster.com at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I might not need it later, so I’ll leave it as is for the moment. But then again, if they can be hacked twice in six months, then I have to wonder about their overall security of my information, and whether or not that is a liability for me as a user.