Just letting authors/bloggers know of a website that checks if your email address has been hacked, and who by.  The website is https://haveibeenpwned.com/

You just add your email address and click on ‘pwned?’.  I tried this and it told me my Hotmail address had been breached back in August 2017 and May 2019, when details of millions of email addresses, geographic locations, names, passwords and user names were leaked via ‘Canva’ and ‘Onliner Spambot’.

I changed my Hotmail and Canva passwords immediately, and am actually thinking of deleting the Hotmail account, as the majority of emails coming in are spam now and I don’t really use it much.  Apparently hackers use names and passwords to log into other sites in the hope of acquiring bank details, and so it’s best not to use the same password for various sites.


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