This doesn’t just happen to others… Large companies, hospitals, SMEs, individuals, no one is safe from seeing their personal data disappear into the wild and become the subject of illicit trade on the Dark Web. Here is a tool that allows you to check if your various online accounts on the Internet have been the subject of a cyberattack identified by the HIBP site.
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One of the biggest fears of Internet users is having their personal data stolen when a service or network falls victim to hackers, which happens frequently. No company is safe from massive data theft, including Gafam (GoogleGoogle, AppleApple, FacebookFacebook, AmazonAmazon et MicrosoftMicrosoft). Fortunately, there is a very practical online tool to find out if your email address or telephone number is in the hands of people with bad intentions.
Most of the time, the data collected concerns the surnames, first names, telephone numbers, e-mail or even addresses and professions of Internet users. In the most serious cases, bank details can also be stolen.
A simple and relevant tool
To find out if your email address or telephone number is circulating in the wrong hands, and therefore potentially other data with it, you should connect to the site Have I Been Pwned (“Have I been fooled?”, in French). This reference site lists all data reported as stolen by online sites and services. This way, you just have to type your email address to find out if it appears one or more times.
If so, you will have the list of corrupted sites and services. You will then need to immediately change all the affected passwords as quickly as possible, even if the attack dates back several months or years. It is also strongly recommended to switch to double authentication, when possible.
The same service is provided regarding telephone numbers. If yours is one of those hacked, you will then need to be very vigilant and be wary of any suspicious messages, calls or SMS.
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