Stack Overflow Q&A Platform Suffers a Data Breach

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  • Popular question and answer platform discloses a data breach in their systems
  • Unknown was able to gain access to its production systems on May 11.
  • The company confirmed no customer or user data was compromised in the breach.

Stack Overflow on Thursday confirmed that unknown hacker was able to gain unauthorized access to its production systems.

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers created by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky in 2008.

It is one of the popular question and answer platforms with more than 10 million registered users and over 50 million unique visitors monthly.

According to the statement published by the company on May 11 hacker was able to gain access to its production house.

“Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow. We have confirmed that some level of production access was gained on May 11. We discovered and investigated the extent of the access and are addressing all known vulnerabilities.”

The company said they did not find evidence that customer data or user data was compromised in the breach.

The company is still investigating the issue and address all known vulnerabilities.

“We have not identified any breach of customer or user data. Our customers’ and users’ security is of the utmost importance to us. After we conclude our investigation cycle, we will provide more information.” said in the statement published by the company.

The company did not share any details of how hackers gained access but assured to share more details once the investigation is complete.

In December another question and answer platform Quora suffered a data breach exposing personal data of 100 million users.

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