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Account data breach: Ajarn

Why You Should Not Use Your UMBC Password At Any Other Site

In September 2021, Thai-based English language teaching website, Ajarn, learnt that they suffered a data breach back in September 2018. This breach contained data for approximately 266 thousand Ajarn customers. The information included email addresses, names, genders, phone numbers, dates of birth, education levels, genders, geographic locations, job applications, marital statuses, nationalities, passwords, and profile photos. No financial information was leaked.

Two UMBC accounts were victims of this breach. The victims are being notified via their UMBC emails and/or their alternate emails. If you have an Ajarn account, please contact them to see if you have been affected by this breach.

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If you have any questions or concerns, email us at: security@umbc.edu.

Information about this breach was provided to us by Have I Been Pwned(HIBP). 



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Posted: September 27, 2021, 5:34 PM