23andMe urges users to change passwords after major data breach

Well, folks, it looks like 23andMe has gone and gotten themselves hacked. Yep, the DNA testing company that’s been helping people dig into their ancestry got their user data dumped onto hacker forums. Not great! Let’s break down 23andMe’s recent data breach. According to this¬†BleepingComputer report, the breach was a result of a credential-stuffing attack. For those not in the know, this is when hackers take stolen usernames and passwords from one platform and try their luck on another. In this case, the unlucky platform was 23andMe. And folks, the fallout ain’t pretty. We’re talking full names, profile photos, genetic ancestry results, birth dates, and geographical locations exposed. The cherry on top? The hacker started selling data profiles in bulk. Talk about a yard sale gone wrong. 23andMe Responds, but it’s on you to protect yourself Now, 23andMe was quick to jump into damage control mode. They assured users that their internal systems were as secure as Fort Knox. According to their¬†statement, the login credentials used were gathered by the hacker from data leaked during other incidents. This basically means if you’re using the same password for your email, Netflix, and 23andMe accounts, you might be in trouble. .stk-b503073{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-b503073-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-b503073-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}We do not have any indication at this time that there has been a data security incident within…23andMe urges users to change passwords after major data breach

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