Out Of 773 Million Email Address Data Leak, Here's How You Can Check If Your Email-Id Is One Of Them

Date: 2019-01-18 17:57:21

By TabloidXO Writers



This is one of the biggest breaches in recent times, 773 million unique email IDs and 21 million passwords have been leaked in the hack, According to gadgets.ndtv.

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Microsoft MVP for developer security, Troy Hunt was the first one to reveal the data leak and he called it Collection #1. He also added: The collection #1 was uploaded to cloud service MEGA and contained over 87GB of files (around 12000 files). Since then, the collection has been deleted from cloud service.

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Troy Hunt made a website for people to know if their email address is one of them which have been compromised. You can visit haveibeenpwned.com to check if your email ID or password is part of the data hack.

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Troy said: "If your email id or password is showed up there on the site, it is time to stop using it."

It is advised to change your passwords if you have been the victim of the breach and also, switch to two-way authentication.

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