Re: Family Tree Maker Exposes Data on 60,000 Users #general #announcements


Max Heffler
 

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From: main@... [mailto:main@...] On Behalf Of Jan Meisels Allen via groups.jewishgen.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:49 AM
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Family Tree Maker Exposes Data on 60,000 Users #announcements #general

 

 

According to InfoSecurity-magazine.com, Family Tree Maker had a data breach leaking 25 GB of data linked to users of the Family Tree Maker software. After being informed by WizCase the incident was remediated shortly thereafter.  Among the details leaked to the public-facing internet were email addresses, geolocation data, IP addresses, system user IDs, support messages and technical details. Some 60,000 users are thought to have been exposed in this privacy snafu.

 

The data breach also included 25 gigabytes of data mirrored from Ancestry.com LLC.

 

“The leak exposed technical details about the system’s backend, which could help attackers leverage multiple cyber-attacks on Software MacKiev and its associated companies,” it was claimed.

 

To read more see: https://www.wizcase.com/blog/mackiev-leak-research/  and

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/genealogy-software-maker-exposes/

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


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