Genetic Testing Site Hacked

So, we think there are a few things we sort of want to keep private. You know, things like your weekend binge of an entire season of The Bachelor or your Blue Bell Butter Crunch ice cream addiction (trust us, it’s a thing). Oh, and also our genetic and DNA information. That seems kinda personal.

Last week, MyHeritage, a web-based genealogy and DNA testing platform, revealed that last year hackers stole emails and hashed passwords belonging to over 92 million users. Fortunately, the company insists that there is no evidence that DNA data was stolen. The company says that it does not store DNA information on the same system where it stores user email addresses. Whew. Believe me, you do not want a cloned version of me walking around.