MyHeritage security breach means leak of millions of account details

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Found 2nd Jul
Seems to focus on email and password information, so if you use the service, best to change any passwords you may have used.

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The breach occurred on October 26th, 2017, and the data discovered includes users who signed up for the service on or before that date, totaling 92,283,889 people.

MyHeritage is an Israel-based ancestry platform where users can create family trees and search through familial and historical records.

MyHeritage became aware of the breach after a security researcher reached out to the company’s chief information security officer with “a file named myheritage containing email addresses and hashed passwords, on a private server outside of MyHeritage,” the release read. According to the researcher, no other data was discovered on the server.

Other data, like the DNA data and credit card information, is stored in a separate system from those that house the username and email information. The company said there’s no reason to believe that the more sensitive information was breached.

MyHeritage has since set up a response team that is investigating the incident and is “taking immediate steps to engage a leading, independent cybersecurity firm” to look into the scope of the breach.
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old passwords have been deleted and you'll get an email asking you to set up a new one with a link
Op - Do you realise this was reported about a month ago? It just might panic people who think it's happened again.
Edited by: "NewbyCasa" 2nd Jul
NewbyCasa11 h, 58 m ago

Op - Do you realise this was reported about a month ago? It just might …Op - Do you realise this was reported about a month ago? It just might panic people who think it's happened again.


I only received their email yesterday

Not bothered though as its only my email address, not password and I dont use the site anyway
Edited by: "chocci" 3rd Jul
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