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Join the 23andMe data breach claim

Are you affected by the 23andMe data breach?

If so, Join the Claim to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

23andMe has experienced a huge privacy breach. Although the genetic testing company’s systems weren’t directly hacked, cyber-criminals managed to gain unauthorised access to approximately 14,000 individual accounts by using emails and passwords exposed in other data breaches. 

 

Adding to the problem, 23andMe has a feature called ‘DNA Relatives’ that lets people automatically share data with other users if they are related in some way. The hackers took advantage of this feature to get even more sensitive information. In total, the criminals successfully accessed the private data of around seven million people. 

At a glance: what do we know about the 23andMe data breach?

  • The type of attack used in the 23andMe breach is called “credential stuffing “ 
  • The stolen data includes names, birth years, relationship labels, the percentage of DNA shared with relatives, ancestry reports and locations 
  • Following the breach, at least one hacker offered to sell the sensitive information of one million 23andMe customers on the dark web 
  • The hacks took place over a period of around five months without 23andMe noticing 
  • 23andMe tried to blame users who “negligently recycled and failed to update their passwords” for the security violation. 
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Are you affected? If so, you could be due compensation.  

Who is eligible to join the 23andMe data breach compensation claim? 

  • Have you been notified that your data may have been involved in this breach? 
  • Do you live in the UK?  

If so, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE 23andMe compensation claim. 

Check your eligibility today.

How it works

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Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a 23andMe data breach group action claim.

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If you have a potential claim, register your interest and we’ll keep you updated about this case.

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Your matchmaker for justice, if eligible, we’ll pair you with a regulated law firm running a suitable claim.

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Latest updates on the 23andMe data breach

  • Apr to Sept 2023

    Cybercriminals started breaking into 23andMe customer accounts. 

  • Aug 2023

    Criminals advertised the stolen 23andMe data on a hacking forum. 

  • Oct 2023

    23andMe became aware of the breach when hackers advertised the stolen data on another notorious forum. 23andMe then wrote to customers to inform them of the data security incident. 

To date, over 30 lawsuits have been filed related to the breach. We’ll provide more updates on the 23andMe data breach as they occur. 

23andMe data breach FAQs

Hackers accessed the accounts of around 14,000 23andMe customers. To do this, the criminals used emails and passwords already made public in other breaches. The hackers then stole the personal data of 6.9 million customers by way of the DNA Relatives feature, which lets people share some of their data with 23andMe users they are genetically related to 

The stolen data included the person’s name, birth year, relationship labels, the percentage of DNA shared with relatives, ancestry reports and self-reported location. 

Millions of people are affected by the 23andMe data breach, including many in the UK. 23andMe said it has written to all affected users. If you have received this notification, you could qualify for a 23andMe data breach group action claim. 

Have you been notified that your data may have been involved in this breach? If yes, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE 23andMe compensation claim. Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a 23andMe data breach group action claim. 

We cannot say how much compensation you might get if you win your 23andMe data breach case. Each claim is based on its merits and your solicitor will work to get the compensation owed to you. 

In the UK, if a group of people have experienced loss, or otherwise been harmed by an organisation’s law breaking, they can come together to fight for justice. Levelling the playing field when standing up to big businesses, group actions prove that there is strength in numbers. At Join the Claim, we bring consumers and law firms together to ensure these group actions are as powerful as possible. 

We won’t charge you a single penny. And we ensure any law firms we connect you with operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. If you win, the law firm will either take its fees from your compensation payment or recover these from the defendants.   

About Join the Claim

At Join the Claim, we unite law firms and individuals to ensure powerful group action claims. We are not a law firm, but we help ensure people get straightforward access to compensation.  

Think of us as the ultimate matchmaker for justice. Shining a spotlight on the latest and biggest consumer wrongdoings and making eligibility checks a breeze, we connect you with the law firms ready to fight for you.  

We won’t charge you a single penny when you sign up to join a claim, but we might take a fee from the law firms we introduce you to. 

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