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Passwords from 100 million Quora users stolen in data breach

Quora.com, a site where people ask and answer questions on a range of topics, said hackers breached its computer network and accessed a variety of potentially sensitive personal data for about 100 million users.

Account information, e.g.name, email address, encrypted (hashed) password, data imported from linked networks when authorized by users.

Also compromised was non-public content such as answer requests, downvotes and direct messages, d'Angelo said.

If you used Quora anonymously, you shouldn't be affected as the company said they don't store any data about anonymous posters.

Chief Executive Adam D'Angelo wrote in the blog post that Quora had alerted law enforcement authorities and was "working rapidly to investigate the situation further and take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidents in the future".

If you have created the account using Google or Facebook plug-ins, you need to first generate a password by clicking the "Change Password" link and then click on "create an account password".

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Quora said they discovered the hack on Friday, November 30, but didn't say when the actual breach happened.

"We have engaged leading digital forensic and security experts and launched an investigation, which is ongoing". It found that that some user data was compromised by a third party who gained unauthorised access to one of its systems.

Presumably, Quora power users are included in this breach, and there have certainly been a few celebrities who've used the platform over the years, like the 44th president of the United States. The email is an exact copy of the post on the Quora website. Users who chose the same password to protect accounts on a different service should immediately reset those passwords as well.

"We are notifying affected Quora users", the statement said.

D'Angelo says that passwords should be safe, given that they were hashed, but still warned users not to reuse old passwords. Those wishing to delete their account can do so in the settings section and the deactivation will happen immediately.

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