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Over 100 million users data leaks on Quora breach today

Account info like names, email address and password was accessed by unauthorized persons

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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.

What did the “unauthorized third party” get?

According to CEO Adam D’Angelo;

Account information, such as. names, encrypted password, email address, and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users

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

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