hello everyone, Do you use Canva for editing simply and easily? then here is the bad news for you and me as I too use it weekly. Canva the online graphic design tool has been hacked and nearly 140 million user data leaked. The hackers managed to gain access to their systems, the company suggested in a release that usernames and email addresses of customers were settled in the hack which occurred on May 24.
The good news for the users though is that the passwords are encrypted which makes them unreadable to external parties.
Users use Facebook and Google accounts to login to their Canva accounts. The company stated that these credentials are also unreadable as they are also encrypted. Users have been advised to change their password as a precautionary measure at the earliest.
The hackers also failed to gain access to credit card details or designs. Canva promptly answered to the hack and took steps to determine the nature and reach of the hack and reported the act to law implementation agencies.
Canva in a statement said – “We are working with a forensics team that specializes in these types of attacks and the FBI to diagnose exactly what happened and are setting processes in place to help to prevent another attack from hackers. We are committed to protecting the data and privacy of all of our users and will be performing every possible safeguard to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
Canva was launched in 2012, is currently valued at $3.6 billion. It has millions of users spread across the world in nearly 180 countries. Canva recently acquired stock photo companies like Pexels and Pixabay and also had recently raised $100 million in funding.
Canva claims users create 10 designs every second using their online design tools. The company in spite of all this has been criticized by cybersecurity experts for how it has handled the cyber attack and in notifying the customers.
Many cyber experts feel the company used the hacking event to market its present achievements. As the company in the statement about the hack began with news about its latest addition and then told its customers about the attack as a side note.