How to find out if your data was exposed in an online breach – and how to protect yourself

Companies are legally required to notify users when their data is breached, but those disclosures are often made through vague public statements, and individual consumers can be left in the dark. Thankfully, security researchers keep exhaustive records of past data points that you can use to check whether you were affected by a breach.

One such resource is HaveIBeenPwned.com, a database maintained by security analyst Troy Hunt. The site lets anyone enter their email address and cross-references it with more than 10 billion accounts compromised in past breaches to determine whether they’ve been “pwned,” or compromised.

Read the full article on Business Insider India

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2021-04-11T22:16:08+05:30April 11th, 2021|Categories: Cyber Security, Data, FIAKS daily, Others, Privacy, Security, Technology|Tags: |Comments Off on How to find out if your data was exposed in an online breach – and how to protect yourself
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