Website security breach exposes 1 million DNA profiles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A genealogy website used to catch one of California's most wanted serial killers remained shut down Thursday after a security breach exposed the DNA profiles of more than a million people to law enforcement agencies. GEDmatch said in a message emailed to members and posted Wednesday on its Facebook page that on Sunday a "sophisticated attack" on their servers through an existing user account made the DNA profiles of its members available for police to search for about three hours. "We became aware of the situation a short time later and immediately took the site down," GEDmatch said. GEDmatch briefly resumed but shut down again after it was the target of a second breach on Monday when all user permissions were set to opt-in to law enforcement matching, the company
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