Dear,We are wriƟng to let you know that we recently discovered that some userdata was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to our systemsby a malicious third party. We are very sorry for any concern orinconvenience this may cause. We are working rapidly to invesƟgate thesituaƟon further and take the appropriate steps to prevent such incidentsin the future.What HappenedOn Friday we discovered that some user data was compromised by a thirdparty who gained unauthorized access to our systems. We're sƟllinvesƟgaƟng the precise causes and in addiƟon to the work beingconducted by our internal security teams, we have retained a leadingdigital forensics and security firm to assist us. We have also noƟfied lawenforcement oﬃcials.While the invesƟgaƟon is sƟll ongoing, we have already taken steps tocontain the incident, and our efforts to protect our users and prevent thistype of incident from happening in the future are our top priority as acompany.What informaƟon was involvedThe following informaƟon of yours may have been compromised:Account and user informaƟon, e.g. name, email, IP, user ID,encrypted password, user account seƫngs, personalizaƟon dataPublic acƟons and content including draŌs, e.g. quesƟons, answers,comments, blog posts, upvotesSubject:Quora Security UpdateFrom:The Quora Team <[email protected]>Date:2018-12-03, 8:05 p.m.To:Quora Security Update1 of 32018-12-05, 11:21 a.m.
Data imported from linked networks when authorized by you, e.g.contacts, demographic informaƟon, interests, access tokens (nowinvalidated)QuesƟons and answers that were wriƩen anonymously are not affected bythis breach as we do not store the idenƟƟes of people who postanonymous content.What we are doingWhile our invesƟgaƟon conƟnues, we're taking addiƟonal steps to improveour security:We’re in the process of noƟfying users whose data has beencompromised.