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Data leak at Pôle emploi, internal investigation in progress

2021-06-21T04:35:36.816Z

Pôle emploi has opened an investigation following a leak of personal data concerning job seekers, told AFP on Thursday ...



Pôle emploi has opened an investigation following a leak of personal data concerning job seekers, the public operator told AFP on Thursday, confirming press information.

"

We are still carrying out our investigation,

" we said at Pôle Emploi, without further clarification.

Also requested by AFP, the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil) confirmed that a data breach notification was being investigated regarding this data breach.

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An advertisement for the sale of a database from the pole-emploi.fr site was posted last week on a specialized forum, and was no longer accessible on Thursday, AFP noted.

In the ad, the hacker claimed to have "

the name

", "

age

", "

phone number

", or even "

email address

" of "

1.2 million entries

".

Neither the CNIL nor Pôle emploi wanted to confirm this figure.

The hacker retracted Wednesday afternoon by posting a message on the forum in which he apologized. “

In such a difficult period, organizations like Pôle emploi are of great benefit to our society, and I have decided not to ruin their reputation. The French unemployed can sleep peacefully, no one is going to steal their identity,

”he said in a post in English.

Source: lefigaro

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