In yet another headline reporting yet another data breach, Quora has announced that it has been attacked by hackers. NPR brought this news to us in their article, “100 Million Quora Users Affected By ‘Malicious’ Data Breach.”

Quora, the question-and-answer website, reported that a malicious third party may have lifted the account information of some 100 million users. That certainly is not the answer anyone wanted.

“Questions and answers that were written anonymously are not affected by this breach as we do not store the identities of people who post anonymous content,” CEO Adam D’Angelo explained. “The overwhelming majority of the content accessed was already public on Quora, but the compromise of account and other private information is serious.”

Data breaches seem to be taking place at a record pace. The number of data breaches in the U.S. jumped 29 percent in the first half of 2017. Data breaches have compromised 4.5 billion records in the first half of 2018 so far, leaving the cyber security business trying to catch up.

Melody K. Smith

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