Expert Comments On Unacademy Data Breach Affecting 22 Million Users

Online learning platform Unacademy has suffered a data breach after a hacker gained access to their database and started selling the account information for close to 22 million users.

Experts Comments

May 08, 2020
Warren Poschman
Senior Solutions Architect
comforte AG
Online databases are always going to be a target for hackers because they store masses of personal information and they are equally as quick to monetise this data through the dark web for their own gain. The data we input to online systems, even educational platforms like this, can be very valuable to bad actors and as a private individual, sometimes there’s no way to be sure that the services we use are protected by an adequate amount of security. The fact that Unacademy can be a target of.....Read More
Online databases are always going to be a target for hackers because they store masses of personal information and they are equally as quick to monetise this data through the dark web for their own gain. The data we input to online systems, even educational platforms like this, can be very valuable to bad actors and as a private individual, sometimes there’s no way to be sure that the services we use are protected by an adequate amount of security. The fact that Unacademy can be a target of an attack like this demonstrates how any system can fall vulnerable to hackers if security is not prioritised. While the chances of being breached are higher than ever before, the most important thing to do is to protect your customers' data with modern data-centric security solutions using technologies such as tokenization and format-preserving encryption you can render PII including names, addresses, and IDs useless to hackers and prevent huge data breaches like this.  Read Less
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