Lynda.com, an online education academy, which was acquired by LinkedIn last year, suffered a major security breach couple of days ago.
Database breach affected about 55,000 users, whose passwords were automatically reset by Lynda.com’s team. Company informed the users about unauthorized breach through emails. As the precautionary measure, Lynda.com also sent emails to around 9.5 million users, asking them to change their security details and warning them about the situation.
We recently became aware that an unauthorized third party breached a database that included some of your Lynda.com learning data, such as contact information and courses viewed. We are informing you of this issue out of an abundance of caution. 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.
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2016 has been a bad year for the internet world, specially for the biggest companies. In October, Twitter, Amazon and many other big websites suffered cyber attack. Recently, Yahoo suffered from the biggest cyber-attack in history where about 1 billion accounts were compromised and users’ personal information was stolen.