Today’s major data violation has been announced by Q & A site Quora, affecting over 100 million registered users. What got “unauthorized third party”? According to CEO Adam D & # 39; Angelo:
Account Information, e.g. Name, Email, Encrypted (hashed) Password, Data Imported from Linked Network When Authorized by User
Public Content and Documents, e.g. questions, answers, comments, perceptions
Non-public content and actions, such as answer requests, downvotes, instant messages (note that a low percentage of Quora users have sent or received such messages)
Quora found the violation on November 30 and said it is still being investigated. It has logged all users out and forced all accounts with a password to recover that password. It also said that the password data was salty and harsh to prevent attackers from using it, but in order to be careful, users should also reset passwords on their other accounts if they shared the same. There are e-mails that inform the users of the violation, but right now all available information is organized in this FAQ.