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Breach grabs info on 92 million MyHeritage accounts

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More than 92 million email addresses and encrypted passwords appear to have been removed from the geneology website MyHeritage.com, according to a statement from the company on Monday.

Why it matters: 92 million is a substantial number, and it's likely to cause some degree of panic. MyHeritage is among the family-tree building sites with a DNA analysis service, leading some on social media to assume that DNA was stolen as part of the breach.