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Wyzant suffered a data breach compromising users’ personal information

Wyzant suffered a data breach compromising users’ personal information
  • The compromised information includes names, email addresses, zip codes, and Facebook profile images.
  • However, no passwords or payment details were compromised.

What is the issue?

Wyzant, an online tutoring marketplace has suffered a data breach compromising users’ personal information.

What happened?

On April 27, 2019, an unauthorized third-party gained access to Wyzant’s database, which led to the compromise of users’ personal information.

What information was compromised?

The compromised information includes names, email addresses, zip codes, and Facebook profile images. However, no passwords or payment details were compromised.

What are the preventive measures taken?

  • Upon learning the incident on May 2, 2019, Wyzant contacted law enforcement authorities to address the incident.
  • Wyzant has implemented additional security measures to avoid such incidents from happening in the future.
  • The online marketplace has also reviewed its security processes and protocols.
  • It has also warned the potentially impacted customers to beware of phishing attacks.

“Wyzant has implemented additional security measures designed to prevent a recurrence of such an attack and to protect the privacy of our valued customers. This includes reviewing our security processes and protocols,” the data breach notice read.

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