April 10, 2021

I found my email in haveibeenpwned.com. what should I do?

Other than changing my password, what other steps should I take?

It said that I have 1 data breach. What does that even mean?
Does that mean that somebody guessed my password and was able to log in to my email and get all sort of info?

Comments

hannibal_the_general

It means that the vendor got breached and they know your email address and some other data you shared with that vendor. Setup MFA to your email and check login history

LutheranITGuy

Change password, delete account (if they are not important to you), setup mfa.

xCryptoPandax

What’s the breach it said it was named in? Should give you a description.

It’s from when a company got hacked and grabbed the data. Usually never at fault of your own, change the password you used from that data breach on any account that uses that password, and never use it again

You have to assume some hacker has a giant list of passwords with that on there and will try to login on any site possible

In Cybersecurity, paranoia is your friend.

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