Has your email been compromised?June 7, 2016
Infotech Solutions, LLC in Madison, SD is advising customers to be extra cautious with emails they receive from any unknown or questionable source. We have seen reports of users getting phishing and malware emails with the receipts full name, job title, and company name. This data appears to originate from recent high profile breaches.
After a spate of high-profile data breaches, including those at social networking sites LinkedIn and MySpace, which have affected hundreds of millions of accounts in total, it’s important to know whether you’ve been hacked. Thankfully, there’s a quick, free and easy way to see if you’re at risk from a number of recent data breaches.
Here’s how to check if you’ve been put at risk:
1. Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and enter your email address. Use any address you’re concerned may have been hacked – for example, the one you usually log in to LinkedIn with.
2. It’ll tell you if your account’s been hacked. You’ll be shown a list of breaches you were ‘pwned’ in, with some background info on the hack, plus what data was compromised – eg, email address, password, date of birth, etc.