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23andMe is denying a data hack but said some customer info was taken | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


Genetic testing company 23andMe has temporarily disabled certain features of  DNA Relatives, an optional sub service that allows users to share ancestry information with users worldwide amidst reports of a data breach earlier this month. 

23andMe was recently made aware that an outside entity stole information users had voluntarily disclosed while using the DNA Relatives feature, according to a statement on the company’s website. 

The information, gathered from individual 23andMe accounts was obtained without the user’s permission. 

“We believe threat actors were able to access certain accounts in instances where users recycled login credentials – that is, usernames and passwords that were used on 23andMe.com were the same as those used on other websites that have been previously hacked,” 23andMe wrote on their website. 

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