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100 Million Quora Users Data Hacked

The most popular question and answer website, Quora has informed that the data of over 100 million Quora users has been compromised recently. The breached data involves the personal information of the users along with their public and no-public content and actions made on Quora.

The most popular question and answer website, Quora has informed that the data of over 100 million Quora users has been compromised recently. The breached data involves the personal information of the users along with their public and no-public content and actions made on Quora, such as – answers, questions, direct messages, downvotes etc.

In the official post, Adam D'Angelo, the CEO of the company wrote,

“On Friday we discovered that some user data was compromised by a third party who gained unauthorized access to one of our systems. We're still investigating the precise causes and in addition to the work being conducted by our internal security teams, we have retained a leading digital forensics and security firm to assist us. We have also notified law enforcement officials.”

Quora Users data breach

The company has assured that the internal security team is taking serious actions to neutralize the effects of the breach. Soon, the affected users will be notified; their passwords will be invalidated; they will be logged out from the Quora website; and will be prompted to change their password and log in again.

“We believe we’ve identified the root cause and taken steps to address the issue, although our investigation is ongoing and we’ll continue to make security improvements. We will continue to work both internally and with our outside experts to gain a full understanding of what happened and take any further action as needed.”

Well, this is a severe issue for netizens, especially to those who have signed up to Quora via their Facebook or Gmail accounts. Such security breaches taking place with giant market-players every now and then leave the users confused whether to use such services or not.