Thursday, 25 September 2014

How to know if your E-mail account compromised in Cyber Attack

You have noticed that in the recent few years cyber crime is increased a lot. Everyday we hear news about cyber crime or hacking through mail servers, etc. Even the top websites like facebook, twitter, gmail, yahoo etc. also get hammered by the cyber criminals to get the sensitive information of the users. Personal information on these sites open to these criminals can cause vey serious issues to ourselves.

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In the few days of time you may heard about stealing of personal photos of Hollywood celebrities by iCloud hacking and sharing it on internet. This is a major kind of issue. It proves that although you delete your personal information from the web it may recoverable by these cyber criminals. So be alert is the only solution don’t reply to unknown persons or mails in your inbox.

But good news is that you can now know about your e-mail status in cyber attack. The website https://haveibeenpwned.com, let you know about your account status in a cyber attack. What the service does is, it collects the breached data which have been made publicly available and when you enter your email id, the service compares it with its database of compromised accounts and notifies you know if your email account is found in any of the recent security breaches.

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In another recent news you may heard that millions of e-mail accounts were hacked and the mail providers suggested to change the credentials of the users. So this service is very useful to let us know about our mail account. The site https://haveibeenpwned.com only stores the e-mail id and usernames of the compromised accounts. If you have more doubt, check out their FAQ page for more details.

Make sure from now that you check if your account has been compromised and do let your friends know about this service as well.

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