Idaho Department of Labor site IdahoWorks hacked

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 19:38:09-04

The Idaho Department Labor is notifying “IdahoWorks” customers of a potential compromise of personal information.

The department said in a press release “about 170,000 of the 530,000 job-seeker accounts – active and historical – were compromised by a hacking incident on March 12-13 involving America’s Job Link, a Kansas-based, multi-state system that operates the department’s IdahoWorks job search engine.”

The Department is sending direct notification, via email or regular mail, to all IdahoWorks customers whose accounts may have been compromised.

Personal information that may have been stolen includes customers' name, Social Security number and date of birth.
“America’s Job Link provides job search services to ten states. A total of 4.8 million accounts within the America’s Job Link system are believed to have been compromised. Other state systems affected include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma and Vermont.” Said the Labor Department.

Idaho accounts created on and after March 14, 2017 are not affected.

If your account was compromised the Dept. of Labor is asking that you place a "fraud alert" on their credit reports and to notify law enforcement officials if they discover any suspicious activity.