MyHeritage Has Data Breach Affecting Over 90 Million Users #dna


Jan Meisels Allen
 

My Heritage announced on June 4,2018 that a file with email addresses and
hashed passwords of over 92 million users who signed up to MyHeritage up to
and including October 26,2017 was found on a private server outside of
MyHeritage. Rather than store passwords, MyHeritage uses a one-way hash of
each password. There has been no evidence that the data file was ever used
by the perpetrators.

To read what MyHeritage is doing to investigate the incident, conducting
forensic reviews, engaging a n independent cybersecurity firm, expediting
work on two-factor authentication feature to be made soon, notifying the
authorities as required under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation
(GDPR) see:
https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/06/myheritage-statement-about-a-cybersecurity-incident/
[or https://tinyurl.com/ybcg624x --Mod.]

I have no affiliation with MyHeritage and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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