As many as 100m users have been affected by the “malicious third party” data breach at Quora, the knowledge-sharing website has confirmed.
We have discovered that some user data was compromised by unauthorized access to our systems. We’ve taken steps to ensure that the situation is contained and are notifying affected users. Protecting your information is our top priority. Read more here: https://t.co/uwbdMjoM1v
— Quora (@Quora) December 3, 2018
Account information, including name, email address, encrypted password and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users may have been compromised, the group added.
“We are in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised,” Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo said in a blog post.
The breach, discovered on Friday, did not affect question and answers that are written anonymously, the company said, adding that it has also notified law enforcement officials.
The company said it is investigating the cause of the breach and has “retained a leading digital forensics and security firm” to assist with the investigations.