Security Breach: 23andMe Reports Unauthorized Access to Ancestry Data of 6.9 Million Users"
- 6.9 Million Users Affected: Nearly half of 23andMe's customer base impacted.
- Stolen Data: Names, birth years, relationship labels, DNA details, ancestry reports, and locations compromised.
- Exploited Feature: Hackers used the DNA Relatives feature to access account holder and relatives' data.
- Password Reuse: Breach due to reused passwords, emphasizing the need for stronger security.
- Privacy Risks: Significant concerns about genetic data privacy and identity theft.
- User Steps: Urgent need for users to secure accounts, update passwords, and watch for misuse of their data.
- Company Action: 23andMe urged to enhance security measures to prevent future breaches.
- Reported on Techcrunch.com
Multiple States Affected by Breaches from Iran-Linked Hackers, FBI Reports
- Iran-linked Hackers: Targeted U.S. organizations, including a PA water authority, due to their use of Israeli-made control devices.
- Impact: Breach affected multiple states, disrupting utilities beyond water, highlighting vulnerabilities in critical equipment across various industries.
- Tactics: Exploited weak cybersecurity like default passwords, left a message marking Israeli devices as targets.
- IRGC Connection: "Cyber Av3ngers" linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards targeted these devices since Nov 22.
- Concerns: Deeper network infiltration fears and calls for federal investigation due to cybersecurity lapses in crucial sectors.
- Regulatory Challenges: Criticism over inadequate cybersecurity measures in water utilities and other vital industries, despite Biden administration efforts to bolster infrastructure security.
- reported on lockhaven.com
Britain Denies Evidence of Sellafield Nuclear Site Hacking, Reports Reuters