Online learning company Lynda.com (a subsidiary of LinkedIn and Microsoft) has sent out an email to some users alerting them to a breach of a database that includes contact information and courses some users viewed, according to VentureBeat.

  • The breach affected 55,000 users
  • Lynda.com reset those 55,000 users’ passwords and informed the users
  • No credit card information was included
  • Lynda.com sent emails to 9.5 million users whose passwords weren’t included in the affected database

Here’s the note that Lynda.com sent to people whose passwords WERE NOT part of the breach:

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.

If you have questions, we encourage you to contact us through our Support Center.

VIA | VentureBeat


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