A hacker stole millions of accounts that includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords from the popular educational platform Edmodo and now it is being sold at Dark Web Hansa Market.
Around 78 million members include students, teachers, and parents currently use Edmodo to assign lesson plans, homework and more.
LeakBase provided with a sample of over two million user records for verification purposes and it was found to be pretty true since motherboard verified the data by selecting random emails and tried creating new accounts on Edmodo.
The password has been hashed since it would be difficult for the hackers to decrypt it to obtains the actual login info.
The Actual data is sold by the vendor who goes by the name ‘nclay’ listed the Edmodo Breach Database Dump (77 million accounts) and almost around 40 million accounts contain the email addresses.
According to the vendor’s listing, it was stolen last month. It can be bought for around $1087.79 (its bitcoin equivalent is 0.61)
“Edmodo has learned about a potential security incident,” the company’s VP of Marketing and Communications Mollie Carter told in an email. “Protecting the privacy of our users is of the utmost importance to Edmodo. We take this report very seriously and we are investigating.”