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After Hack, Quora Gets High Marks For Fast Reporting

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December 19, 2018

As headline-grabbing hacks go, it wasn’t quite a blockbuster. As reported by the CEO on the company website, the Quora hack compromised personal information of about 100 million users. But the information was for the most part limited to email passwords and the content of the user’s queries themselves (Quora is a question-and-answer site), and the episode was dwarfed by the massive Marriott hotel breach, which was reported about the same time. What made the Quora hack especially noteworthy, writes Yarden Altmann, a Cyber System Analyst at Cyberbit, is how well and how quickly it was handled once it was discovered, and Quora should be applauded for its “fast and comprehensive response,” a response that the company had prepared for in advance. “The harsh reality is,” he writes, “no matter how good your security is, eventually a hacker will manage to break through. The real question is, how will your organization react?”

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