Personal data of over 100 mn Quora users stolen
California: Personal information of more than 100 million Quora users were stolen including their names, email address and encrypted passwords.
on Monday evening, CEO Adam D’ Angelo wrote a blog which reads, “Questions and answers that were written anonymously are not affected by this breach as we do not store the identities of people who post anonymous content.”
“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,” D’Angelo said.
Quora discovered the breach on November 30. It found that that some user data was compromised by a third party who gained unauthorised access to one of its systems.
WHAT ELSE CEO STATED:
– We are working rapidly to investigate the situation further and take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the future.
– We are very sorry for any concern or inconvenience this may cause.
It is to be mentioned that Quora was founded by D’Angelo, a former Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, in 2009. The company has over 300 million monthly unique visitors.