Data breach at Ancestry

Judy G. Russell reports:

The folks at Ancestry have taken a proactive security step of closing part of the RootsWeb service today after being notified of a security breach affecting one part of the RootsWeb service.

The security issue came from a part of RootsWeb that was closed some months ago. It turns out that, before it was closed, a security breach occurred — nobody knows exactly how — that resulted in the disclosure of about 300,000 username-password combinations from RootsWeb.

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