You’ve got questions? Quora has answers! The world’s most well-known Q&A website has suffered from a massive data breach. 100 million users’ personal information was stolen by hackers.
The chief executive officer and co-founder of Quora, Adam D’Angelo, shed light on the personal user information which was compromised in the data breach.
- Account information, such as names, email addresses, encrypted (hashed) passwords, and data imported from linked social networks like Facebook and Twitter when authorized by users.
- Public content and actions, like questions, answers, comments, and upvotes.
- Non-public content and actions, including answer requests, downvotes, direct and messages (note that a low percentage of users have sent or received such messages).
Quora Password Reset
Passwords were stored in hashed encryption to prevent them from cracking, but as a precaution, the company has logged all compromised users out of their accounts, and forcing them to reset their passwords.
As the investigation of the data breach unravels, the company assured its users that they are working rapidly to “take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the future.”
“We’re still investigating the precise causes, and in addition to the work being conducted by our internal security teams, we have
retained leading digital forensics and security firm to assist us. We have also notified law enforcement officials,” Adam said
Quora is notifying affected users of the breach through emails, but if you think you are compromised, you can head on to the company’s FAQ to find out every detail about the incident.
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