15 September 2020
7 968 hacked accounts
In 14 September 2020, nearly 8 thousand email:password pairs from an American online cosmetology training platform Florida EDU were allegedly leaked. The publisher, who has been mentioned in Usability Score Card report with the same date, did not give further details on timeline and hacking technique. Despite the humble amount of records, the database proves to be legitimate with 7,968 unique accounts made of emails and MD5 hashed passwords whereas there are only 2 duplicates. The administrators of the website has not made a remark on the incident yet, in light of this, the users are invited to check their status and to secure their accounts themselves for now.
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