Unacademy. India’s most extensive digital e-learning platform’s data got breached. According to the reports, hackers breached into Unacademy’s and have stolen the information of 2.2 crore students. The data of all these students’ is available for sale online on the notorious platform Dark Web. Now Unacademy has asked its students to change their portal password.
Himesh Singh, co-founder and CTO of Unacademy, confirmed the data leak, stating that they use the PBKDF2 algorithm to keep the data encrypted. He also said that the Unacademy uses OTP-based login systems for additional security.
The popular e-learning platform Unacademy has also confirmed the data breach incident. This data breach information got provided by a firm named Cyble Security. Cyble Security firm had recently found out about the data leaks about the excellent video calling or meeting platform Zoom a few days ago. The login details of more than 5 million users of Zoom were on sale in the dark web. Unacademy says that their team is keeping an eye on the cybercrime, in which the vital information of crores of users got leaked out.
Unacademy, India’s Largest Learning Platform Has Been Breached by Professional Hackers https://t.co/DrDMzMTTt6
— Cyble (@AuCyble) May 5, 2020
Unacademy’s leaked data is available at a low cost of US $ 2,000 on the dark web. In addition to the username, the email address, passwords, joining or other login details were on sale. Unacademy has even recently received $ 110 million funding from Facebook. The company has a market value of 500 million US dollars and is quite popular among Indian students.
In the last few days, due to the lockdown enforced due to coronavirus people around the globe are using more Internet and digital communication than before. In India, due to the coronavirus lockdown, most of the students are preparing for the competitive exams using e-learning platforms like Unacademy. Due to which, the hackers have also become more active.