Data breach affects nearly 7 million 23andMe profiles

Data including family trees and birth years have been stolen

Tom Allen
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Data breach affects nearly 7 million 23andMe profiles

Genomics database 23andMe has finished its investigation into an October data breach, finding that 6.9 million profiles - nearly half of all users - have been affected.

The hack first came to light in October, when an attacker leaked a list of individuals with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on dark web site BreachForums. 23andMe, a genetic testing firm that helps pe...

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