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Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data

28
Dec
2017
Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data

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Ancestry.com said it closed portions of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigated a leaky server that exposed 300,000 passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet.

In a statement issued over the weekend, Chief Information Security Officer of Ancestry.com Tony Blackham said a file containing the user data was publicly exposed on a RootsWeb server.

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