Like 100 million other Quora users, I awoke this morning to find an ominous email waiting for me that began: “We are writing to let you know that we recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to our systems by a malicious third party.” Hot on the heels of the Marriott International hotel group breach that impacted half a billion users, the question and answer site has confirmed that its systems have been hacked leaving account and user information potentially compromised.
How this happens?
As per the post, a third-party app was able to gain unauthorized access to sensitive personal information for about 100 million of its users. Here are the more details on how & what happens
Change your password as soon as possible. And if you have used a common password in Quara login then change the password in other websites. A common password is a recipe for the disaster. Breaking password isn’t that hard with tools like Hashcat etc. https://followcybersecurity.com/2018/12/02/cybersecurity-holy-shit-hashcat-tool-cracks-55-character-passwords/
Full details are here: