Quora Breach Exposes a Wealth of Info on 100M Users
Joining the ranks of organizations like the dealing with a data breach in the past weeks (most notably USPS, Dell EMC, Dunkin Donuts, and Marriott), crowdsourced answer website Quora has had a breach impacting up to 100 million users. The breach included usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, direct messages, and information on linked accounts. Perhaps the most interesting, or dangerous, element of the breach is the massive trove of profiling information that can be linked to personal identifiers. This information comes in the form of the questions, responses, requests, comments, and various up or down votes that users made on the site, potentially providing extensive personal details and general information on tens of thousands of people.