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So now what?

I had heard on the news and through some emails that Monster.com’s resume database was compromised and a lot of information was stolen from there.

I was worried my information had been compromised, but I didn’t really give it a second thought cause I had not received a letter or email saying that.

Well today changed that. I got a letter dated August 23, 2007 from Monster.

Dear Monster Customer,
Recently, a malicious software, known as Inforstealer:Monstres, was used to gain unauthorized access to the Monster resume database. Regrettably, some of the contact information that was captured included your name, address, telephone number and email address.

How fucking lovely for me. Let’s put Sodapop in a worse mood when she’s already worrying about her boss, her mom and her big ass fucking move coming up in about 7 weeks.

As we move forward, I want to reassure you: We are taking swift and decisive action to address this situation and to leverage all of our resources, so we can implement a long-term remedy and protect the data that job seekers, like yourself, entrust to us. In fact, Monster Worldwide already has identified and shut down a rogue server that was accessing and collecting job seeker contact information through the use of compromised, legitimate employer-client log-in credentials

I’ve been wondering why I’ve received a metric fuckton of emails from illegal scams and people asking me to receive money from their client and then transfer it to them and then they’d pay me like $3,000 a month just for doing that. Hello! Scammer!

At the same time, I ask that you remain alert for counterfeit “phishing” emails that may appear to be from Monster asking you to download software. Monster will NEVER ask you to download any software, “tool” or “access agreement” in order to use your Monster account.

Fucksticks. The scammers, not Monster.

Please also be on the alert for fraudulent email claiming to be from Monster.com and advertising a position managing financial transactions, or cashing checks. These emails are attempting to engage Monster users in a money laundering or bad check scam

Ya think? I’ve been getting tons of them from Monster AND Careerbuilder. I wonder if Careerbuilder is aware of this shit?

The letter goes on to give me more information about the counterfeit emails and scams. It also tells me that if I suspect something to forward it to their email. I’m going to start emailing all those fucking spam emails to them.

Now my question would be, now what do I do? Do I remove my resume? If I do that, I remove the access I have to send my resume online to possible employers.

I send out my resume at least 3 times per day. Either using Monster, Careerbuilder, Yahoo! Hot Jobs or the Louisville government website.

I opened this letter after watching a very emotional episode of Charmed (the one where Phoebe chooses her sisters over Cole and they kill him.) Made me even more emotional.

And now my Norton Internet Security is telling me a recent attempt to “attack” my computer blocked.

Fuckers, leave me alone. I am in no mood to fuck with you or people like you.

OK, I’m done venting now.

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