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Data breach exposes personal info of hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma job applicants

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Hackers have gained access to the records of hundreds of thousands of jobseekers who used an employment website run by the State of Oklahoma, reports NewsOK.

The security breach occurred on the website OKJobMatch.com, and authorities say 430,000 people’s information may have been compromised. The hacked information includes names, birthdays and Social Security numbers.

Shelley Zumwalt, a spokeswoman in the Gov. Mary Fallin's office, said anyone who’s ever accessed the site is probably vulnerable.

The data breach occurred within a private company that was storing the information, a Kansas-based organization called American Job Link Alliance.

Residents worried their information may have been compromised are encouraged to contact the American Job Link Alliance, at AJLAincidentresponse@AJLA.net.