Bloomberg Law
May 29, 2019, 6:01 PM

Quora: No Identity Theft Risk From Hack Affecting 100 Million

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille

The 2018 data breach that affected about 100 million Quora Inc. website users created no risk of identity theft, because it didn’t compromise any sensitive personal information or unencrypted passwords, the company told a federal judge.

The online question-and-answer platform asked the judge to dismiss a proposed class action stemming from the breach. The users who filed suit listed a “litany of theoretical harms” that could befall a victim of identity theft, but they failed to identify a single instance of actual identity theft in any of their pleadings, the company said in a May 28 motion.

The breach, which ...