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Online tutoring platform Wyzant suffers data breach.


On May 2, 2019, Chicago-based Wyzant revealed that unknown attackers breached their database and accessed customers' personal data. Information that may have been compromised includes first names, last names, email addresses, zip codes, and Facebook profile pictures of users who had signed into Wyzant using their Facebook account.

What happened?

On April 27, 2019, Wyzant identified an anomaly in its database, and after a subsequent investigation, learned that unknown attackers had gained access to the personally identifiable information (PII) of their customers. Fortunately, passwords and financial information were not exposed during the breach. Wyzant assured that the issue was immediately fixed, and they notified the law enforcement authorities as well as all affected customers. To safeguard their data from such attacks in the future, they've implemented stronger security measures; however, the full extent of the breach is still unknown.

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