773 million email addresses exposed in ‘mega data breach’ — is yours is one of them?

Last week, it was widely reported that nearly 773 million records, including email addresses and passwords were exposed in a data breach that was publicized by Troy Hunt (a security researcher). This could be the largest breach yet to be made public. After the breach, they were uploaded to popular cloud service, MEGA. This data has now been loaded into Have I Been Pwned (HIBP).

“In terms of scale, this enormous trove of email addresses and unique passwords is monumental. Hackers could have accessed this data at any point.” —Ruchika Mishra, director of products and solutions at Balbix

While it’s not 100% clear just how long these records have been public, the list includes login credentials for over 2,000 websites. The breach is yet another reminder that the best way to protect your privacy is to use a password manager and two-factor authentication, something we have written about previously.

If you would like to check whether your email address is part of this massive breach, hit the link below and enter your email address(es). Furthermore, if you’d like to speak with a representative from Louisville Geek about tightening up your security and requiring MFA, please fill out the form below and a Louisville Geek representative will be in touch with you within one business day.

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