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According to Cryptopolitan: A recent security breach at DNA and ancestry website 23andMe has resulted in unauthorized access to nearly 1 million users’ data, according to Cryptopolitan. The hackers behind the attack aimed to obtain contact information, geographical DNA histories of users, as well as their genetic predispositions for specific health issues.
The breached information could potentially be utilized for future hacking attempts, raising serious concerns about personal data protection and cybersecurity in the health-tech sector.
23andMe, a global leader in providing DNA analysis for ancestry and health predispositions, is now at the center of a significant cybersecurity issue. The company has yet to comment on any countermeasures or protective steps it plans to take in light of the breach. Proper scrutiny will be necessary to mitigate any potential harm to the affected users and prevent such incidents in the future.