In mid December, Lynda.com, an online learning platform owned by LinkedIn, sent out email notifications informing users an unauthorized third party accessed a database containing contact information and other data. Read the notice here. The site reset 55,000 customer account passwords after disclosing the breach, according to this fortune.com story. Hackers accessed a database that contained info on 9.5 million accounts, according to the story, but while there’s no evidence the leak included passwords, it reset 55,000 account passwords as a precautionary measure. The leaked information included customer names, email addresses and courses viewed.
LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com for $1.5 billion in 2014. Lynda.com is a subscription-based online learning portal where members can focus on a range of business and technology skill sets.
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