MyHeritage Suffers Massive Hack, Over 92 million Users Data exposed

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 Isreali DNA and genealogy website, MyHeritage, has suffered a massive data breach in which logins and passwords of 92 million customers who signed up for the service up to October 26,2017 were stolen during the attack.

According to reports, the breach was discovered by a private security researcher who reported the incident to the company who then made it public after an in-dept analysis.

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"We believe the intrusion is limited to the user email address," Chief Information Security Officer of My Heritage Omer Deutsch said in a blog post. "Other types of sensitive data such as family trees and DNA data are stored by MyHeritage on segregated systems, separate from those that store email addresses, and they include added layers of security."

According to the statement, data such as family trees and DNA data are stored on a separate computer and there hasn't been any sign that those computers were compromised.

 It is unclear those who were behind the attack nor has there been any indication that the compromised data was ever used for malicious purposes. However, MyHeritage has hired a Cybersecurity firm to investigate further the cause of the breach.

To strengthen users login, MyHeritage plans to introduce two-factor authentication feature to avoid future occurrence of such incident. The company is also urging its users to change their passwords and avoid using the same password paraphrase for multiple online services or websites. 

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