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Tiger Global-backed tutorial platform Vedantu accused of massive data breach

Tiger Global-backed tutorial platform Vedantu accused of massive data breach
Right to left: Vamsi Krishna, CEO & co-founder, Anand Prakash, co-founder and Pulkit Jain, co-founder and product head, Vedantu
1 Nov, 2019

Bengaluru-based online tutorial platform Vedantu has been accused of a massive data breach running onto 687,000 records. The allegation has been made on microblogging platform Twitter by Have I Been Pwned, a free data breach search and notification service that monitors security breaches and password leaks for users’ security. 

According to its Twitter profile, Have I Been Pwned has around 86,0000 followers and tweeted about the Vedantu data breach today.

The tweet said that Vedantu was exposed in July, which included IP and email addresses, names, phone numbers, gender and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes.

Email queries to Vedantu’s founders did not elicit responses at the time of publishing this report.

Another tweet from a user called Troy Hunt alleged that the tutorial company knew about the breach and was aware about customer data was being exchanged online.

Hunt’S Twitter profile claims he is the creator of @haveibeenpwned.

Earlier in August, Vedantu raised $42 million in a Series C round led by existing investor Tiger Global Management and new investor Westbridge Capital.

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