Ancestry Service MyHeritage Says 92 Million Customer Email Addresses Were Exposed


One of the world’s leading DNA-testing companies recently disclosed that a researcher had found on a private server the email addresses and hashed passwords of every customer that had signed up for its service.

MyHeritage said Monday in a blog post that the breach involved roughly 92 million user accounts that were created through October of last year.

The company said the breach occurred on October 26, 2017. But the service did not learn about the incident until Monday, more than seven months later.

“There has been no evidence that the data in the file was ever used by the perpetrators,” the company said.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Hamza Shaban



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