DNA Diagnostic Center fined $400,000 for 2021 data breach

DNA Diagnostics Center, a DNA testing company, will pay a penalty of $400,000 to the attorneys general of Pennsylvania and Ohio for a data breach in 2021 that affected 2.1 million individuals nationwide, according to a settlement deal with the states’ attorneys general. 

The company will also be required to implement improvements to its data security, including updating the asset inventory of its entire network and disabling or removing any assets identified that are not necessary for any legitimate business purpose.

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