Popular DNA testing service reports breach affecting 92 million users

June 5, 2018 Bryan Clark


One of the largest DNA testing services recently uncovered a breach that affects more than 90 million customers. A security researcher found, on a private server, the email addresses and hashed passwords of every customer that signed up for the service before October 26 of last year. MyHeritage, an Israel-based DNA testing service, reported the breach in a blog post yesterday: Today, June 4, 2018 at approximately 1pm EST, MyHeritage’s Chief Information Security Officer received a message from a security researcher that he had found a file named myheritage containing email addresses and hashed passwords, on a private server outside…

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