MyHeritage Cyber Security Incident

MyHeritage Cyber Security Incident

 

Genealogy Website MyHeritage has been a victim of a cyber security incident after over 92 million emails and hashed passwords where found on a server outside of MyHeritage.

The MyHeritage Blog gave this statement on the incident on 5 June:

https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/06/myheritage-statement-about-a-cybersecurity-incident/

An update to the incident was issued on 6 June and MyHeritage began the process of forcing users to creat new passwords at next sign on.

https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/06/cybersecurity-incident-june-5-6-update/

Today the 7 June MyHeritage announced the immediate introduction of Two-Factor Authentication for User Accounts

https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/06/new-myheritage-adds-two-factor-authentication-2fa-to-secure-your-account/

The advice is if the password used to access MyHeritage is used on other sites as well, then that password should also be changed.