23andMe Genetic Data Disclosure – Case Investigation
Ahdoot Wolfson is interested in speaking with individuals who were victims of the recent data disclosure impacting genetic testing company 23andMe.
In early October 2023, hackers claimed to have stolen data points on millions of 23andMe customers and sold their information on the dark web. Reports indicate that the hackers stole 1 million data points exclusively about Ashkenazi Jews, and hundreds of thousands of users of Chinese descent were also impacted by the leak. Shortly after the disclosure, the hackers began selling what it claimed to be 23andMe profiles for between $1 and $10 per account, depending on the scale of the purchase. The data being sold included things like a display name, sex, birth year, and some details about genetic ancestry results, like that someone is of “broadly European” or “broadly Arabian” descent. It may also include some more specific geographic ancestry information.
23andMe’s disclosure of and failure to safeguard sensitive genetic information may violate federal and state laws. If you were notified that you have been impacted by the 23andMe data disclosure, please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys promptly will contact you.