Employee Data Stolen in Latest Hack of EdTech Company Chegg

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“Far too often the disclosure of a significant breach is in the news. Unfortunately, Chegg has made headlines again for a data breach,” James Carder, chief security officer and vice president, at security intelligence company LogRhythm Inc., told SiliconANGLE. “Organizations must take a proactive approach to protecting data. This should include mapping organizational capabilities and security controls to measure their preparedness to detect, prevent and respond to threats.”

Carder noted that the incident is similar to Chegg’s previous incidents, since an unauthorized party gained access to sensitive information. “This time around hackers stole employee records including Social Security numbers, which can be detrimental to the victims as it can never be changed and may lead to further fraud,” he said.