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Archive for January Wednesday, 2009

Hackers steal details of 4.5 million job-seekers

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The personal details of millions of people have been stolen from one of the UK’s largest recruitment websites in potentially the largest data theft ever in Britain.

 

Hackers accessed the confidential information provided by 4.5 million people registered with Monster.co.uk and now hold their user names, passwords, telephone numbers and email addresses. The company said other information including client birth dates, gender and ethnicity had also been taken, along with “basic demographic data”.

Fears were growing that hackers may have gained access to user bank accounts, since many people use the same password and email address to access multiple websites.

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Human emissions could bring ‘irreversible’ climate chaos

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Scientists warn that the planet’s recovery from global warming could take over 1000 years.

Even if we could halt (= stop) our emissions by the year 2050, they say, carbon-dioxide concentrations would then be at double pre-industrial levels. The oceans would absorb some of the CO2 in the atmosphere, but the overall change would be small.

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