The attack reportedly affected 139 million users around the world and is said to have targeted usernames and email addresses. Passwords were also obtained by the hackers, but Canva assured users that passwords had been “salted and hashed with Bcrypt”, which means they remain unreadable by third parties.
“Our teams have been working around the clock to investigate the attack and communicate with our customers,” Canva announced earlier this week. “We are continuing to investigate and are being thorough and methodical with our examinations… We have also engaged forensic experts to investigate the incident.”
Presently, the company said that there is no sign of user designs being stolen by hackers and that credit card details remain safe and “confidential”. Those using Facebook or Google to login to Canva were reportedly not affected by the breach.
The cyber attack comes on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition of Pexels and Pixabay, underscoring Canva’s efforts to engage more marketers and designers. The company also recently launched a subscription service for premium images, Photos Unlimited.
Graphic design toolset Canva compromised in a cyber attack and affected 139 million users data around the world. The company alerted users to change their login credentials