August 24, 2007 |
Monster.com said Thursday that 1.3 million users had personal information stolen by criminals who hacked into the job-placement website. The company said it would warn each of the victims by mail. Monster parent Monster Worldwide Inc. said it identified the victims after analyzing the data found this week by computer security firm Symantec Corp., which had estimated that hundreds of thousands of people were at risk.
August 23, 2007 |
Hundreds of thousands of job seekers are at risk of being ripped off through a sophisticated scheme concocted by Internet criminals who have penetrated the resume database at Monster.com, one of the nation's largest recruitment websites. Using e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other personal information harvested from the job-hunting site, the crooks are posing as potential employers or as Monster.com itself in a bid to hustle the victims' bank account numbers and passwords.
February 16, 2007 |
A former top executive of the company that runs the Monster job search website admitted in court Thursday that he illegally backdated millions of dollars in employee stock option grants -- a practice that cheats shareholders. Myron Olesnyckyj, 45, of New Providence, N.J., pleaded guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud, charges that carry potential penalties of as much as 25 years in prison and fines of more than $5.2 million.
November 23, 2006 |
Monster Worldwide Inc., the parent of job search site Monster.com, said Wednesday that it terminated Myron Olesnyckyj, the company's lead lawyer, as part of its investigation into past stock-option grant practices. Olesnyckyj, the company's general counsel, is the second high-ranking executive to leave the company over backdated stock options. Andrew J. McKelvey resigned his posts as chairman and chief executive Oct. 9 but at the time retained his seat on the board as chairman emeritus.
July 4, 1999 |
To mark Independence Day, some 7,500 Americans will auction themselves to the highest bidders today in hopes of landing better jobs. That's roughly how many people--most in their 30s, with above-average skills, education and pay levels--have agreed to present their professional and personal profiles on Monster.com's new Internet site and invite potential employers to bid for their services.