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Maurice Blackburn is among a number of organisations that have been impacted by a data security incident at recruitment system provider PageUp

We have been advised that some personal data for job applicants, placement agencies and employees who applied for positions through the PageUp system may be affected, following the detection of authorised activity on PageUp’s IT infrastructure. Data accessed from applicants, placement agencies and employees may have included names, street addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. At this stage there is no evidence of exfiltration, only access. PageUp have further advised that mainly non-sensitive data sets have been affected. No employment contracts, applicant resumes, Australian tax file numbers, bank account information or credit card information were affected. Passwords are hashed and encrypted, and PageUp has no evidence that the encryption has been compromised.

We have been advised by PageUp that the threat to their system has been contained and eradicated, and that they are implementing additional security measures to ensure that there are no further incidents. They are also continuing to work with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to investigate the incident.. 

Maurice Blackburn takes data security very seriously and as a precautionary measure all access points between Maurice Blackburn and PageUp remain suspended, whilst we continue to seek further information on the measures taken to prevent this issue in the future.  We are also accommodating any individual requests from past applicants who wish to have their profile removed from our candidate database. 

We do recommend that any person who has applied online for a position with Maurice Blackburn check to ensure that there has been no recent unusual activity concerning their personal information and to monitor the use of their personal information. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) provides a guide on how to do this and what to watch out for. 

If you have further queries on this matter, you can access the PageUp website, or contact PageUp directly through their dedicated Call Centre on 1300 893 787. You may also contact Maurice Blackburn at recruitment@mauriceblackburn.com.au with any other questions you may have.  

Current roles and applications

If you have applied for a role with Maurice Blackburn recently, we are currently reviewing all applications received through PageUp and will be in contact to discuss an update on your application over the coming weeks. We apologise for the delay that this system incident has caused in your application.  If you have a direct question about your application, please email recruitment@mauriceblackburn.com.au

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