Nearly 2.2 Crore Users Credentials Reportedly At Risk, Data of this online learning app leaked, information of nearly 2.2 Crore users in danger

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The database of Unacademy, a popular online learning platform in India, was hacked in January, putting the information of about 2.2 crore users at risk. According to US-based cyber security firm Cyble, a hacker has broken into the database of Unacademy users, obtained the information of the users and started selling them on the dark web for a price of $ 2,000 (approximately Rs 1,51,800). The database reportedly includes information such as users’ first and last name, account username, hashed password, and email ID. Unacademy has confirmed this breach in a statement, although it has also said that it includes the information of only 11 million i.e. 1.1 crore users.

BleepingComputer’s Report Cyble made the Unacademy database available for purchase on the dark web on May 3, according to Search of. This database contains records of a total of 2,19,09,707 users. These records include not only information about users’ usernames and email addresses, but also SHA-256 hashed passwords, information about users’ first and last names, and whether the account is active.

It has also been told that the last user’s account in this database was created on January 26. This shows that the hacker has stolen this database from Unacademy’s system in the month of January.

Along with information about regular users, Cyble has also confirmed that the database also includes information about accounts using corporate email IDs. These email IDs reportedly belong to Cognizant, Google, Infosys and Wipro, among others, and even include Unacademy’s investor company Facebook. A bigger fear is that if any of the affected users were using the same password at their workplace that they used to sign in to the app, the hacker could gain access to their professional account as well. .

Unacademy co-founder and CTO Hemesh Singh has acknowledged the data breach in a statement to Tech News by Careers Ready. However he said that as per internal investigation, only 11 million (1,10,00,000) users were affected and not the nearly 22 million users reported by Cyble.

If you are also a Unacademy user then take these steps immediately

If you also use the Unacademy platform, change your password immediately. If you’re using the same password for all your online accounts, you need to change the passwords for other sites as well. Apart from this, you should also be careful of phishing emails.

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