Reputable security company Malwarebytes is providing a free service whereby users can check their email addresses to see if they have been compromised. It seems Malwarebytes is utilizing the HaveIBeenPwned service to perform the security check.
Data breaches occur when hackers target large organizations looking to steal data associated with the organization’s user/client base and are becoming more and more frequent. Most breaches involve the theft of personal information including the all-important email addresses.
To check if your email address has been compromised visit Malwarebytes Email Security Check, type in the email address you want to check, and then click the Submit button.
Within a relatively short period of time, you’ll receive a report sent to your submitted email address (mine arrived in just a few minutes) and, hopefully, you’ll receive the all-clear:
It’s a good idea to check your email address to make sure it hasn’t been compromised. It’s a pain in the butt having to change an email address but far preferable to continuing to use a compromised address.
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