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Hack Of DNA Testing Site MyHeritage Exposes Consumer Data

MyHeritage, a consumer DNA testing and genealogy website, said this week that email addresses and passwords for more than 92 million user accounts were compromised in an apparent hacking incident, according to a Bloomberg report.

MyHeritage said a company security officer received a message from a researcher who discovered a file on a private server outside of the company that contained email addresses and encrypted passwords for 92,283,889 MyHeritage users, the story said.

The file contained the information for users who signed up for the service up to October 26, 2017, according to USA Today.

MyHeritage said there was no evidence the data had been used by the perpetrators.