[ Dec 06, 2018 ]
The World’s most popular question-and-answer website Quora has suffered a massive data breach with unknown hackers gaining unauthorized access to potentially sensitive personal information of about 100 million of its users.
Quora announced the incident late Monday after its team last Friday discovered that an unidentified malicious third-party managed to gain unauthorized access to one of its systems and stole data on approximately 100 million users—that’s almost half of its entire user base.
According to Adam D’Angelo, the chief executive officer and co-founder of Quora, the personal user information compromised in the breach includes: Account information, Public content and actions, Non-public content and actions.
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Quora said it stores salted and hashed passwords to prevent them from cracking, but as a precaution, the company has logged all compromised users out of their Quora accounts, and forcing them to reset their passwords.