MyHeritage data breach leaks over 92M account details
MANILA, Philippines – DNA testing and genealogy service MyHeritage has announced that it suffered a data breach in October 2017, with over 92 million account details found on a private server.
MyHeritage announced the data breach on Monday, June 4, after a security researcher informed them of the breach.
The breach "included all the email addresses of users who signed up to MyHeritage up to October 26, 2017, and their hashed passwords," affecting 92,283,889 users.
No other MyHeritage data was found on the server, and the company says it has "no reason to believe that any other MyHeritage systems were compromised."
MyHeritage has set up an Information Security Incident Response Team to investigate what happened. It is also hiring an independent security firm to "conduct comprehensive forensic reviews to determine the scope of the intrusion" as well as assess the company's systems to determine where security can be improved. – Rappler.com