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Breach at DNA-Test Firm Veritas Exposed Customer Information

Nov. 6, 2019, 3:37 PM

The DNA-testing firm Veritas Genetics experienced a security breach that included customer information, the startup said.

Veritas, which sells whole-genome sequencing for $599, said it became aware that a customer-facing portal had been “recently” accessed by an unauthorized user. The company said that the portal didn’t contain genetic data, DNA-test results or health records. 

“The security and privacy of customer information is a top priority, and we have security processes and procedures in place as part of this commitment, including segregating and securing genomic data on separate systems,” Danvers, Massachusetts-based Veritas said in a written statement. 

Veritas markets itself as among the most scientifically sophisticated...

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