23andMe admits it had no clue data breach took place for 5 months

26/01/2024 | The Register

It has been revealed that genetic testing company 23andMe has recently disclosed that it failed to detect any malicious activity for five months while attackers were breaking into user accounts. The news that the company had no knowledge of the breach came to light in data breach notifications filed with California's attorney general. The reports confirmed that attackers used credential-stuffing techniques between April 29 and September 27, 2023. The company also admitted that the malicious activity was only detected in October after seeing a Reddit post related to the sale of the data rather than internal security tooling picking up on the issue.

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