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Has your email been compromised?
Started by: arrow (790) Report abuse
There have been several large data breaches over the last few years. This website lets us check if our email has been compromised in any of the breaches. have I been pwned?

Posted by: ayrefield (4307) Report abuse
yes I have been pwned.

Though I knew that already as my ebay and paypal accounts were hacked earlier this year, someone was selling non-existent storage devices with bogus listings on my account, a lot of folks had fallen for the sham and paid for them, luckily I had noticed this and had notified both ebay and paypal who put a stop to payments being paid out.

I don't know if they got away with any of the money paid by those taken in by the sham, but I had to endure a lot of angry emails from folks asking where their items were, plus it was a pain having to change log in details to all online accounts and I do now change these on a regular basis.

Posted by: ayrefield (4307) Report abuse
Since I clicked on the 'have I been pwned' link I've had even more daft emails - Russian, Malaysian, Filipino and Thai women, windows and bitcoins etc. Beginning to think I'd not had a look.

Posted by: priscus (6030) Report abuse
I was concerned that it might be harvesting email addresses, but have not experienced any increase in unwanted mail. (least not so-far!)

 
 
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