23andMe says it’s wanting into one other potential information leak

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23andMe is investigating stories of a brand new information leak involving tens of millions of person data. On Wednesday, TechCrunch reported {that a} hacker claims to have leaked four million genetic profiles belonging to individuals in Nice Britain, together with “the wealthiest individuals residing within the U.S. and Western Europe.”

The hacker, who goes by “Golem,” is identical one which stole 1 million strains of genetic information from 23andMe earlier this month, based on TechCrunch. Golem posted this newest spherical of information on the hacking website BreachForums.

Katie Watson, the vp of communications at 23andMe, tells The Verge the corporate was “made conscious” that the identical hacker claims to have leaked one other trove of what they declare is buyer data. “We’re presently…

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