Unfortunately, leaked user account databases appear with regular frequency. Examples are:
— VK – January 1, 2012, over 93 million accounts.
— LinkedIn – May 5, 2012, about 165 million profiles.
– Badoo – June 1, 2013, approximately 112 million accounts.
– Adobe – May 21, 2015, approximately 4 million accounts.
In mid-January 2019, a database called “Collection #1” was discovered. It contains about 12 thousand files, in which more than 2.5 billion leaked user data. did the account get into such a database?
haveibeenpwned.com, which allows you to check if your email is in any database of leaked credentials.
When checking, two results are possible:
— Green screen with the inscription “Good news – no pwnage found!”. Means that your email address was not found in any of the merged databases.
— Red screen with the inscription “Oh no – pwned!”. Means that your email is present in one or more merged databases. Their list will be displayed on the website below.
In the second option, it is recommended to immediately take security measures:
—Change the password on all detected services.
—Enable two-factor authentication if possible.