A week ago that hackers accessed the Quora systems and could snatch information on up to 100 million accounts. That information could have incorporated a username, email address, and passwords.
The users posting anymonous answers, downvotes, and coordinate messages. As Quora says it doesn’t store recognizable data for those posts. But users importing information from another social networking sites. Similar to their contacts or statistic data, that could have been taken as well.
“The overwhelming majority of the content accessed was already public on Quora. But the compromise of account and other private information is serious,” Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo wrote in a blog post this evening. The company is also sending out emails to affected users.
Quora says it has notified law enforcement and hired a digital forensics firm to investigate what happened. For now, it’s only revealing that “a malicious third party” able to gain “unauthorized access to one of our systems”. As it discovered the breach on Friday.
At 100 million users, this is an exceptionally considerable rupture and one that probable speaks to a noteworthy part of Quora’s enrolled users. In 2015, D’Angelo said the site got 200 million interesting guests every month, which likely comes essentially from search.
D’Angelo says Quora is trying to “contain the incident” and prevent another breach from happening. “We are working rapidly to investigate the situation further and take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the future.”