Unacademy is one of the largest online learning platforms in India. According to security firm Cyble Inc, a hacker is offering the user database which contains 21,909,707 records, for $2,000.
Recently Unacademy succeeded in raising as much as USD 110 million in funding from General Atlantic, Sequoia, and Facebook. The company’s value is evaluated more than USD 500 million.
WHAT TYPE OF DATA WHERE LEAKED
The breached records include
- hashed passwords (SHA-256),
- date joined,
- last login date,
- email addresses,
- first and last names,
- account profile (staff member/a superuser),
- account status (whether the account is active).
DATA BREACH CONFIRMED
Unacademy Co-Founder and CTO Hemesh Singh confirmed the data breach but added that all sensitive information of the learners is safe.
It must be noted that Unacademy recently raised a Series F round of funding of $110 million.
Key investors in the firm include Facebook, General Atlantic and Sequoia.