Lynda.com is an online learning company. Previously it was a LinkedIn subsidiary but now, since LinkedIn has been purchased by Microsoft, now the company belongs to Microsoft. Recently there was a data leak and according to an email sent to its users, a breach of a database had occurred that includes contact information and some courses the users have viewed. LinkedIn informed around 9.5 million users about the data leak and the resetting of the passwords.
Only passwords of around 55,000 users have been changed. LinkedIn suggests that during the breach, many Lynda.com users were exposed and hence their passwords have been the set. According to a spokesperson, the passwords were “cryptographically salted and hashed”. Credit card information was not compromised.
“We are informing you of this issue out of an abundance of caution,” the spokesperson for the said. “While we have no evidence that use specific account was accessed or that any data has been made publicly available, we wanted to notify you as a precautionary measure.”