India’s Largest Online Education Platform Hacked

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India’s Largest Online Education Platform Hacked

Recently it was reported that India’s largest e-learning platform, Unacademy, was hacked into Bangalore, hackers had access to Unacademy and stole data from over 22 million users.

The popular company Cyber Security, Cyble Inc., reported this massive data breach, and according to security reports, all this stolen data was also offered for sale on the black web.

Security company Cyble reported that 21,909,707 Unacademy data was hacked, and this massive data breach cost $2,000.

The largest e-learning platform Unacademy India, recently funded by Facebook, General Atlantic and Sequoia. In addition, the current market value of the Academy is $500 million.

Data leakage includes username, email addresses, hash passwords, date of login or previous login, and much more.

India’s Largest Online Education Platform Hacked

In addition, even the cyber security company and the BleepingComputer security portal investigated the whole thing, as well as the data the hackers brought in, where they found enterprise-level data.

  • ID
  • Encrypted password
  • Username
  • Postal address
  • Name
  • Last name
  • Login date.
  • Last login
  • the rest of
  • active
  • Is_superuser

An investigation of these two security portals has shown that in addition to the information mentioned above, several employees of Wipro, Infosys, Cognizant, Google, Facebook, Reliance Industries, HDFC, Accenture, ICICI, SBI, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank and several other large companies have been compromised.

In such a situation, the network of these companies is exposed to a serious threat to security.

The co-founder and technical director of the Unacademy, Hemesh Singh, acknowledged the data breach and said the students’ information is now secure.

India’s Largest Online Education Platform Hacked

This is what the co-founder and technical director of the Hemesh Singh Academy said: We are following the situation closely and believe that out of the 22 million cases reported, some information has leaked out to 11 million students. This is due to the fact that only about 11 million e-mail user data are available on the Unacademy platform.

Unacademy uses the PBKDF2 algorithm to store data in encrypted form; this is a security mechanism designed to reduce vulnerability to brute force attacks. In addition, Hemesh Singh, co-founder and technical director of the Academy, said the Academy also uses OTP-based connection systems for additional security.

Kyblos recommendations

  • Users must change their passwords immediately.
  • Enable the two-factor authentication security.
  • Use a strong and complex password.
  • Avoid using your company’s e-mail addresses for third party services.
  • Users should also keep a close eye on their financial transactions just to detect suspicious activities.

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