Just a few days after Yahoo revealed a hack of data attacking more than 1 billion user accounts, there’s another data breach. And this time the victim is Lynda.com, LinkedIn’s training site. The online learning company sent out an email this weekend to its certain users, mentioning about a database hack that may have compromised their information. Nearly 9.5 million users, whose passwords weren’t included in the invaded database, received the email alerting of this issue “out of an abundance of caution.”
Not everyone is lucky
A small percentage (fewer than 55,000) of users had their passwords stored in the hacked database. Lynda.com has since reset those passwords, as well as informing the users of both the breach and the change. The passwords were “cryptographically salted and hashed” with no credit card information included, a LinkedIn spokesperson told VentureBeat via email.
“We have no evidence that any of this data has been made publicly available and we have taken additional steps to secure Lynda.com accounts,” the spokesperson wrote.
The timing of the data breach may create some doubt that it could be linked to Yahoo’s exposure of an enormous 2013 hack. However, LinkedIn has assured that these two hacks aren’t related. You’re also encouraged to contact Lynda’s Support Center if you have any further inquiry.