UK and Canada governments launch full investigation into 23andMe mega breach


Data watchdogs in the UK and Canada are now jointly investigating the data breach that hit 23andMe in October 2023.

The incident saw a threat actor post 13 million pieces of 23andMe data for sale on the dark web, including people’s origin estimation, phenotype and health information, photos and identification data, raw data, and some other account information.

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Source: TechRadar


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