Genomics firm 23andMe investigates theft of sensitive customer data

Attackers stole personal data by guessing login credentials

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Genetics firm 23andMe investigates incident of data theft resulting from credential stuffing attack
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Genetics firm 23andMe investigates incident of data theft resulting from credential stuffing attack

Genetics firm 23andMe has initiated an investigation into an incident in which hackers leaked a substantial list of individuals with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, obtained without their consent from individual accounts on the platform.

The company claimed its systems remained uncompromised, and that the attackers acquired the data by guessing login credentials for a specific group of users. Subsequently, they scraped additiona...

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