Quora says 100 million users hit by ‘malicious’ data breach



  • Question-and-answer website Quora warned that hackers gained access to the personal data of as many as 100 million of its users. Quora discovered on Friday that one of its systems had been hacked by “a malicious third party,” CEO Adam D’Angelo said in a blog post.

    The compromised information includes users’ names, email addresses and encrypted passwords as well as data from social networks like Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) if people chose to link them to their Quora accounts. The hackers also obtained details about users’ activity on Quora, such as questions, answers, upvotes and downvotes. But anonymously written questions and answers were not affected by the breach.

    Read more about the massive Quora data breach on CNN.

    https://threatbrief.com/quora-says-100-million-users-hit-by-malicious-data-breach/



  • I expect this to be on the scale of the LinkedIn breach, but not as devastating as the Facebook breach. Can't say I'm surprised though.