Edmodo suffers alleged data breach

You may have seen some media reports that cyber criminals have stolen 77 million user accounts from Edmodo, a global social learning platform used widely in schools both in the UK and overseas. The breached information includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.  It is alleged that the information is for sale on the Dark Web however an Edmodo spokesperson has stated that there is no indication that passwords have been compromised and that investigations are ongoing with Edmodo continuing to work with law enforcement.

 

If you use Edmodo within your schools we strongly advise that you change passwords as soon as possible.