Quora has reported a massive breach wherein information of its nearly 100 million users have been compromised. Data stolen by hackers stolen include name, email address, and an encrypted version of user passwords. The knowledge-sharing website has further said that data such as contacts or location, imported by the users from another linked networking sites, may have been compromised as a part of the incident. Facebook Data Breach That Compromised 50 Million Accounts Was Not Hacked by a Third-Party App, Says the Company’s Vice President.
According to a Reuters report, Quora CEO Adam D'Angelo said in a blog post said, "We are in the process of notifying users whose data has been compromised. We have retained a leading digital forensics and security firm to assist us." In order to prevent further damage, the company logged out Quora users, who may have been further affected.
On Friday, Marriott International said that its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. According to an IANS report, the hotel chain said that the hack affected its Starwood reservation database, a group of hotels it bought in 2016 that included the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, Le Méridien and Four Points by Sheraton.