23andMe admits data breach affected DNA data of 7m users

05/12/2023 | The Guardian

23andMe has reported in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it is notifying users about a credential-stuffing data breach that occurred in October. According to the filing, an internal investigation revealed that 6.9 million customers were affected after an attacker accessed the accounts of around 0.1% of its (14 million) accounts, which is about 14,000 customers. The company said that the accounts were used to access profile information containing other users' ancestry, which was shared when opting into the DNA Relatives feature. While the company has provided an update on its investigation, it did not disclose the number of files the actor was able to access.

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