Hackers have put data stolen from an American biotechnology and family genetics website called ’23&Me’ up for sale on an online digital flea market.
In a statement, the American website 23&Me says that data was stolen through the accounts of 23&Me users on Friday, but the company’s security was not breached.
The statement said that there are no evidences or signs to suggest that the company’s security system was breached and data was stolen.
The website’s statement added that hackers may have managed to hack users’ passwords from other websites to test them on our site and steal data.
According to the statement issued by the website, this technique called ‘credential stuffing’ is used to potentially steal data and this is why experts recommend having different passwords for different online accounts.