Hacked, Passwords Of 55,000 Users Leaked


Short Bytes: Online learning company Lynda is the latest victim of hacking attacks. The company has sent precautious emails to its 9.5 million users. Out of this huge number, the personal information of 55,000 has been hacked. is a well-known online learning company that’s a subsidiary of LinkedIn, which was acquired by software giant Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

The company has sent out an email to its users and informed them regarding a database hack that might have leaked their personal information like contact information and courses taken. Such an email was sent to about 9.5 million users. Out of this, the passwords of fewer than 55,000 users were breached. Lynda has reset their passwords and informed them via the mail.

The company states that the compromised passwords were cryptographically salted and hashed, and no credit card information was leaked in the hack.

Further, a spokesperson told VentureBeat that there’s no evidence that any of the leaked data has been made publicly available. These emails are being seen as the obvious steps taken to secure accounts.

The email sent to the users said:

Please know that we have no evidence that this data included your password. And while we have no evidence that your specific account was accessed or that any data has been made publicly available, we wanted to notify you as a precautionary measure.

Just in case you’ve got some doubts, feel free to contact Lynda via this link.

Also Read: Here’s How Your Sleeping Mac Can Be Hacked In 30 Seconds

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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