Why did you block messages on Quora
Quora: Hackers loot more than 100 million records
According to its own information, the question portal Quora recently discovered that unauthorized access to its own database had been gained and almost all of the content of the platforms, including user data, had been copied.
Hackers steal user data from Quora
The attackers succeeded in taking over and copying Quora's database. The information stolen also includes the account details of the users, including their name, email address, password in encrypted form and the imported data linked from other networks, if the user has approved this. In addition, other information such as question content and actions, answer questions, negative reviews and direct messages were stolen.
Only the anonymously written questions and answers are not affected by the hack, as the identity of the people who publish anonymous content is not stored in Quora at all.
Affected users will be notified by email
Every affected Quora user will be informed of the data theft via a separate email. Not all users are said to be affected by the hack, and no details of how many data records are involved have been given. In addition, the risk of identity theft due to the stolen data is said to be rather low, as Quora does not store any personal data such as credit card details or social security numbers.
The company claims to have learned of the problems for the first time on November 30, 2018 and initiated appropriate countermeasures and an investigation. Quora has notified law enforcement agencies and engaged its own digital forensics and security company to assist the company with the investigation. How the attackers got into the system is still completely unclear.
Change of password is recommended
Quora recommends that all users change the password they use. It is also suggested not to use the same password for other services. If the password has nevertheless been used for other services, these passwords should also be changed.
The passwords of the Quora users were hashed with Salt and saved on the servers, so there is no direct danger from fast password decryption.
- What is a sacred moment
- What does the double standards of doctors prove?
- How can I become aware of my studies
- Earthquake causes increased construction work
- What are the possible solutions for drought
- Are ATMs really safe?
- Who is Neka Satak
- Where is David Guetta these days
- What is the main airport in Nashville
- Should political views play a role in relationships
- How do you say hello in Hausa
- Who is Spider Man Avengers or Marvel
- Why is Taemin a member of SuperM
- How are NBA basketball balls made
- What are the 14 principles of Amazon
- Can Hindus be tattooed
- Has Argentina ever ruled the Falkland Islands
- Is Scott Weiland still alive
- How does the album design process work
- What is called a weekend in Hindi
- Is God just 1
- What's wrong with honest forgery
- What are the business math formulas
- I am incapable of anything