Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation (Forensic Magazine)

Forensic Magazine: Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation. “The filters at FamilyTreeDNA started catching some attempted uploads to their database toward the end of 2018. The format was unrecognizable—something they had never seen before. So the company sent an email to the listed point of contact. Days later, FamilyTreeDNA got a call. It was from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They had uploaded the strangely-formatted files.”