The other day Google Chrome sent me a message stating “Check your passwords. A data breach on a site or app exposed your password.” and prompted me to change the password associated with various old accounts from many years ago that used the same password. I did some further research and discovered that this old email account had been listed under both the “Breaches” section and “Pasted” section of a database called “Have I Been Pwned” (still not quite sure what this means but when I first googled the issue it said to use this website: www.haveibeenpwned.com).
I understand that this is completely my fault for using the same password but was hoping someone could advise me on the next step to take. Should I contact law enforcement? Some sort of lawyer? My worry is that because many of the accounts for which google suggested is change the password were ones I created to help my parents buy things on websites a long time ago that their information was exposed as well or someone will steal my accounts and use them to do something horrible to others. I am quite scared as I don’t know much about computers myself or what this situation entails and this is all happening at a rough time in my life. Any help or advice would be immensely appreciated.