LinkedIn's Lynda.com Hit by Hack
Some 55,000 users of Lynda.com received an email explaining the company's decision to reset their passwords. That's because the LinkedIn learning platform was recently hacked.
On a note on the company's website they go on to say, "We recently became aware that an unauthorized third party access a database that included some Lynda.com learning data such as contact information and courses viewed." No credit card information has been reported as being included. The company says its actions are only out of "an abundance of caution." There is no evidence, yet, that any of the data stolen has gone public.
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LinkedIn also notified some 9.5 million Lynda.com users who's data may have been stolen, but without containing any password-related information. The company says "additional steps" have been taken to secure the data. It is reportedly working with law enforcement to track the source of the hack.
This is not the first time LinkedIn has had a hacking problem. In May 2016, 100 million member's passwords from as far back as 2012 had to be reset because their hashed versions had been leaked on the dark web.
Even if you did not receive an email from LinkedIn and Lynda.com regarding the new breach, it couldn't hurt to go change your password today. And if you have further questions, Lynda.com recommends you reach out to their Support Center.