Alabama's JobLink hack could affect minimum of 600K people

Updated: Mar. 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Labor is offering an estimate on the number of people whose personal information may have been compromised in a data breach of the state's JobLink website.

ADOL spokeswoman Tara Hutchison said a preliminary estimate is that a minimum of 600,000 Alabamians may be affected by the breach. She said research into the hack is ongoing and the number is subject to change.

An alert was issued Wednesday for those who have looked for work using the site or have received unemployment.

Hutchison said, at this point, there is no evidence that the compromised data has been used for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

ADOL is working with the vendor of the JobLink site, setting up a call center for those affected. Customers may email with any additional questions about the incident.

Anyone who has been affected by this breach, or thinks they may have been affected, should carefully watch their bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial transactions. For more information on how you can protect your credit, refer to the major credit reporting agencies: EquifaxExperian, and TransUnion.

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