Question-and-answer website Quora on Tuesday said that its site was hacked on November 30, 2018 with more than 100 million users affected. It also includes public content and actions like users' questions, answers, comments, upvotes, etc and non-public content and actions - such as answer requests, downvotes, direct messages.
Questions and answers that were written anonymously were however not affected by this breach. "We have also notified law enforcement officials", D'Angelo said.
Quora, like many sites today, offer the option to log in with a Google or Facebook account, which may have been the "linked networks" that their blog is referring to.
Quora says the latest data breach is unlikely to result in identity theft as it does not collect sensitive private information of users.
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Quora said it discovered on Friday that a "malicious third party" had gained access to one of its systems, and said it had launched an investigation.
Presumably, Quora power users are included in this breach, and there have certainly been a few celebrities who've used the platform over the years, like the 44th president of the United States.
"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". The number of people involved potentially affected by the breach of the reservation database made it one of the largest ever cyberattacks on a company. The email is an exact copy of the post on the Quora website. Anyone who had reused a password elsewhere is advised to create a new password for that account too.
Or you could completely delete your account by going to your profile picture settings privacy delete account. "We have already taken steps to ensure the situation is contained, and we are working to prevent this type of event from happening in the future".