Unacademy database of 22 million users hacked, up for sale

MUMBAI: A database of around 22 million users of Unacademy with contacts of employees of Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Google and its investor Facebook is up for sale on the darkweb, according to US-based security firm Cyble. The company had suffered a breach in January following which contacts were put up for sale as recently as May 3 for $2000, the firm said.

According to Cyble the database includes usernames, emails addresses, passwords, date joined, last login date, first and last names, account profile and account status (whether the account is active).

In statement to security news website, BleepingComputer Unacademy in a statement confirmed that basic information related to 11 million learners had been compromised but said that no sensitive information such as financial data, location or passwords had been leaked. The company said it is conducting further background checks and will keep users updated. ET has reached out to the edtech firm for comment.

Unacademy recently raised a Series F round of funding of $110 million. Key investors in the firm include Facebook, General Atlantic and Sequoia.

According to Cyble, the hackers are only putting up the user records up for sale at this time and may have access to more information. The firm recommended that registered Unacademy learners and educators immediately change their passwords on the site.

SOURCE : Economic Times

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