Quora Suffers A Massive Breach Affecting 100 Million Users
Popular question-and-answer website Quora has suffered a massive breach affecting 100 mullion users on the platform.
On Friday, the company disclosed that an attacker may have stolen name, email address and encrypted password data of 100 million registered users on its platform. Public content and actions including questions, answers, comments, upvotes have also been accessed.
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Data imported from linked networks was also exposed. It may include access tokens from social networks that you used to login into Quora, but the company didn’t specifically mention if access token was also the part of leaked data.
The company has notified all affected users. It is also logging out all Quora users who may have been affected and forcing them to change the password.
The breach is still a serious matter because the platform is being used by several popular people including Barack Obama, Ashton Kutcher, and Mark Zuckerberg.
While the passwords were encrypted, it is advisable not to reuse the same password and also change the password of all the services that use the same email password combination. Even if you have not been notified by Quora, you can still change the password be at safer side.