April 18, 2024

The latest breach of 23andMe consumer accounts exhibits a easy but highly effective fact about knowledge safety: Don’t reuse passwords, individuals.

The DNA test-kit firm on Monday reported a hacker accessed 14,000 accounts due to password reuse, exposing data belonging to roughly 6.9 million individuals. The 23andMe pc community wasn’t breached and wasn’t the supply of those compromised credentials, an organization spokesman mentioned in an announcement. The corporate first disclosed the incident in October and has been investigating since then.

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