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Quora Q & A service claimed data leak of 100 million users 

Mail addresses, names, links on social networks, but not bank card details.

  • Quora’s knowledge sharing service administration announced a data leak of 100 million users as a result of a hacker attack. The attackers broke into the company’s server in November, but only 30 numbers noticed it;
  • According to Quora, hackers could get names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Also – links to social networks where contacts or personal status, public questions and answers, part of personal messages are indicated;
  • The administration assured that the content of anonymous users was not affected, as they have no identifiers for them. In addition, the attackers did not receive bank cards, as Quora does not collect them;
  • According to representatives of the service, they sent a request to the law enforcement agencies and launched an internal investigation. Affected users received emails with a warning and resetting the old password.
  • Quora is a social service for sharing knowledge, in Russia there is its counterpart – The Question. Users of the platform with questions and answers, including experts and celebrities, annually leave thousands of tips and stories that are included in the collection of “The best with Quora”.

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