December 21 Update
Earlier this week we informed you that Lynda.com suffered a data breach. Additionally, some of you may have received an email from Lynda.com directly advising you about the breach. In almost every case the information that was exposed was name, FIT email address, and the list of courses taken. Lynda.com also informed us that in a handful of cases password information might have been exposed. These passwords were encrypted, and we believe they were at least several months old. Those impacted in this way will be notified directly by Lynda.com
December 19 Original Message
You may have heard that Lynda.com, an online learning platform used by some FIT students and faculty members, announced a data breach over the weekend. As a result, learner data may have been exposed to an unauthorized third party. Based on communication from Lynda.com, at this time FIT believes the breach data included names, FIT email addresses, and Lyndia.com courses individuals took or viewed on-line.
Lynda.com sent an official email with notification of the breach to some users. This email did not request information or request a password reset. Until further notice, do not take action if you receive any email that appears to come from Lynda seeking any information or asking you to click on any links.
Questions? Comments? Email TechHelp@fitnyc.edu or call 212 217.HELP (4357).