Chegg Data Compromise

Miami was recently notified that the textbook rental company Chegg suffered a data breach in April 2018. The breach affected approximately 40 million Chegg customers, some of whom are Miami students and faculty. As of mid-September, the stolen credentials from the breach have been discovered on publicly accessible sources.

Current and former Miami students and faculty have used Chegg services in the past (the site is listed on the library's site as a resource for buying and selling textbooks), and so it is important that students, faculty and staff be aware of this situation.

What you can do

If you are, or have been a customer of Chegg, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself.

  • If you have not heard from Chegg directly about your stolen account information, you should go to the Chegg website and change your password immediately.
  • If you have used the Chegg password for other sites you use, please change the password on those sites ASAP.
  • If the password you used for Chegg is the same password used for your MUnet account, please change your MUnet password ASAP.
  • If you receive an unexpected Duo notification that you did not initiate, your Miami account password may have been compromised. You should deny the alert and change your password ASAP.

More Information

To learn more about the data breach, please visit:

For more information about changing your MUnet password, please visit: