|Above: A screenshot from the website when I found out one of my emails had been hacked! |
And no, that's not my email address ;-)
He has currently amassed a database containing only the emails of 13 recent hacking attacks, and this will be updated as more occur. If one of your emails has been hacked, you are given a message which tells you exactly when it occurred. You can then look on the sources page of the website to find out details of which attack led to your password being stolen.
After trying the website with all of my email addresses, I found to my horror that one actually had been hacked, and that it was due to the Attack on Gawker Media that happened back on December 12, 2010. Luckily I don't use the same password for any other of my online logins, so nothing bad came out of that particular hack. However plenty of people do use the same email login and password for many online accounts, and have been scammed. This is another reason to be vigilant when it comes to your password security.
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