Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Malicious phishing attempt at MyHeritage

Following on from the recent security breach at GEDmatch, there has now been a malicious phishing attempt at MyHeritage which is possibly linked to the GEDmatch breach. Thanks to the prompt actions by MyHeritage staff the threat appears to have been averted but make sure you watch out for fake e-mails purporting to come from the company. 

It is quite possible that the other genetic genealogy companies will similarly be targeted for phishing attacks so be alert and look out for any suspicious e-mails and check the reply field to ensure that the e-mail is legitimate.

You can read about the MyHeritage incident in their blog post:
Security alert: malicious phishing attempt detected, possibly connected to GEDmatch breach

My post on the GEDmatch security breach has been updated several times since I published it on Sunday so do check back if you want to keep on top of all the developments.

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