Canva data breach: What you need to know

Miami was recently notified that the free design website Canva suffered a data breach in May 2019.

The breach affected approximately 139 million Canva account holders, some of whom are Miami students and faculty. In January 2020, Canva became aware that some 4 million account passwords had been decrypted by these malicious attackers. Canva has been relatively on top of this data compromise—the website reset users’ passwords so they would have to change them upon next login.

What you can do

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

  • Even if you have not heard from Canva directly, you should go to the Canva website and change your password immediately.
  • If you have used the Canva password for other sites you use, please change the password on those sites ASAP.
  • If the password you used for Canva 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: