Graphic design company Canva has been hit by a major data breach, affecting millions of their users. Usernames, email addresses and passwords were reportedly stolen. Those who had used Facebook or Google to log in to the site have not been affected; as well as users who had entered credit card information.
The hackers responsible for the breach, GnosticPlayers, claimed that they have stolen information up to 17th May. Upon detection of the breach, the tech company have taken their database server down, and have informed authorities about the massive hack. Despite this, a representative of the company said that they have made their user passwords unreadable to external parties, but for additional protection, Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and Canva advised users to change their passwords as soon as possible to avoid further problems.
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