Over 100 million users data leaks on Quora breach today
Account info like names, email address and password was accessed by unauthorized persons
Quora breach left over 100 million users data exposed.
A big data breach has been announced by Q&A site Quora, affecting its over 100 million registered users.
The data breach was found on 30th November, and Quora said an investigation is ongoing. Quora has as well logged out all users. Also suggesting that all users do a password reset on any account with a password.
It further said that the password data was salted and encrypted in other not to allow the attackers from making use of it. But to be at a safer end, it is important for users to also do passwords reset, on other third-party accounts sharing the same password their Quora account.
There are emails going out notifying users of the Quora breach, though currently all of the information available is organized in this FAQ.
According to CEO Adam D’Angelo;
Public content and actions, such as. comments, questions answers, and upvotes
Non-public content and actions, such as. answer requests, downvotes, direct messages (note that a low percentage of Quora users have sent or received such messages)
See tweet from Quora Twitter Handle
We have discovered that some user data was compromised by unauthorized access to our systems. We’ve taken steps to ensure that the situation is contained and are notifying affected users. Protecting your information is our top priority. Read more here: https://t.co/uwbdMjoM1v
— Quora (@Quora) December 3, 2018