past tense: pwned; past participle: pwned
If you're ever wondering if an email address you use has been compromised, see the following website:
Enter your email address and you can find out if it has ever been compromised. If it has, it would be a good idea to immediately change your password to ensure that further problems don't occur.
You can also subscribe to their service where you'll receive an email like the following if your account has been compromised:
You've been pwned!
You signed up for notifications when your account was pwned in a data breach and unfortunately, it's happened. Here's what's known about the breach:
Date of breach:
Number of accounts:
of birth, Email addresses, Names, Passwords
July 2018, the social bookmarking and sharing service ShareThis
suffered a data breach. The
incident exposed 41 million unique email addresses alongside names
and in some cases, dates of birth and password hashes. In
data appeared listed for sale on a dark web marketplace (along
with several other large breaches) and subsequently began
circulating more broadly.
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my email address again
Why are you only hearing about this now? Whilst the breach occurred in July 2018, sometimes there can be a lengthy lead time of months or even years before the data is disclosed publicly. Have I Been Pwned will always attempt to alert you ASAP, it's just a question of how readily available the data is.
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