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"The exact quantity of leaked data is difficult to determine, but according to the hacker, a total of 50,000 account details are contained in the 12 published files," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "We have been able to identify email addresses, usernames, names, addresses, phone numbers, and even MD5 password hashes, some of which have already been decrypted."
"Other published information appeared to include emails between account managers and headhunters discussing clients' suitability for various roles," writes InformationWeek's Mathew J. Schwartz. "A published client list, meanwhile, included numerous Wall Street firms, such as Dow Jones, Morgan Stanley, and Wachovia Bank."
"Another file contained records of thousands of phone calls apparently between recruiters and candidates," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan. "The records contained details such as the phone number dialed, and the time, date and duration of the call. One contained a list of references apparently supplied by a job candidate. The salary expectations of job candidates ranged from $40,000 to more than $400,000, suggesting that ITWallStreet's breached resume database included everyone from entry-level IT professionals to senior technology executives. In fact, several of the published email exchanges referred to candidates who appeared to have applied for vice-president-level positions on Wall Street."