There are many sites on the Internet that compromise our information regularly.
Even if we don’t want to, the advancement of technology has forced us to register on dozens of websites and applications, exposing our email accounts and personal information to many companies that may not want what’s best for us.
So how can you tell if you have been a victim of a recent hack?
Well, the first thing we’ll do is head over to the website “haveibeenpwned.com.” For those of you who haven’t heard about it before, “haveibeenpwned” is a site where you can check to see if any of the websites you have registered on have recently had their security breached.
For this example, we will use the following email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we can see on the screen, the information of the owner of this email has been exposed to several data breaches.
One of the great things about “haveibeenpwned” is that we can even see which websites we have registered with have been breached recently.
The first thing you have to do if you get the following message on the screen and discover that your personal information has been compromised is not to panic and to change your passwords as quickly as possible.
As soon as you have done this, we recommend that you enable 2-factor authentication on every account you have created and that you start using a password manager to ensure that no one can access your data without your permission.
Many hackers and thieves use the Dark Web, the place where all illegal transactions take place on the Internet, to buy, sell and share stolen data from many users and companies, such as their login credentials, social security numbers, and financial account information.
There are many solutions for monitoring dark web activity, such as a password manager monitoring your email accounts on the dark web for any activity.
If you’d like to take this step further, we have a Dark Web monitoring services That are provided by our security operations center, they can monitor additional information and flag, and alert should it be found on the dark web.
If you have any questions or concerns that you might be part of a data breach, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Team’s specialist can assist you and bring some Peace of Mind your way.