Lynda.com a well known company for online learning which is an subsidiary of LinkedIn, now acquired by the software company Microsoft for 26.2 billion. The company sent out an email to its 9.5 million users informing them regarding a database hack that might have leaked their personal information like contact information and courses taken but out of which 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, Lynda.com briefed 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 Lynda.com 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."
If you’ve got some doubts on this, feel free to contact Lynda via this link.
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