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GEDMatch Breach Shows Genealogical Cybersecurity Risks
Thursday, Aug 06 2020
Security Tech Brief Staff
A recent data breach of GEDmatch, a popular genealogy site also often used by law enforcement, has privacy experts worried. So reports The New York Times.
The breach led users to have DNA matches with fake users and also forced all of the site’s roughly 1 million users to opt in to helping law enforcement, even if they had previously opted out.
Scientists said the incident shows the potential problems if companies that store genealogical data fail to implement proper security measures.
Read the full article from The New York Times.