Quora announced tonight that one of their systems was hacked and has led to the exposure of approximately 100 million user’s data to an unauthorized third-party.
Quora discovered this breach on Friday, November 30th, when saw that user’s data was accessed by an unauthorized third-party. Quora stated that they then contacted law enforcement and hired a digital forensics and security consulting company to determine how this breach occurred and who may have conducted the attack.
“We recently became aware that some user data was compromised due to unauthorized access to our systems by a malicious third party,” stated Quora’s security update. “We have engaged leading digital forensic and security experts and launched an investigation, which is ongoing. We have notified law enforcement officials. We are notifying affected Quora users. We have already taken steps to ensure the situation is contained, and we are working to prevent this type of event from happening in the future. Protecting our users’ information and fostering an environment built on trust remains our top priority so that together we can continue to share and grow the world’s knowledge.”