More than 700 million email addresses hacked

Cyber security expert Troy Hunt disclosed the information. More than 700 million email accounts have been hacked since 2018.

On its site, Troy has compiled at least 773 million accounts and 21 million passwords that were victims of this hacking. This information, he says, comes from thousands of different sources.

The expert has also set up a simple system to detect if an account has been hacked or not. All you have to do is enter your email address to find out.
Check here to know if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.

Troy has compiled at least 773 million accounts and 21 million passwords that were victims of this hacking.
Image Credit: haveibeenpwned website

With this amazing figure of 700 million data, it is not unreasonable to worry about the security of your accounts. Even Troy Hunt’s own information is in this database, as may be yours.

So no one is safe. “Like many of you who are reading this, I have already been the victim of multiple data security breaches,” says Troy Hunt. “Fortunately, these are passwords that are no longer used. If you are a victim of this violation, then one or more passwords you have previously used are in the wild.”

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