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Is your private information up for sale?

Posted: 1:26 PM, Jun 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-09 00:34:52Z

If you do anything online, there's good chance hackers have stolen your information. And if they haven't already sold it, they're about to.

It sounds like a Hollywood movie, but it's not. Reality is even worse.

Have a Linkedin account? Yours could be one of the 164 million email addresses and passwords that were offered for sale online last month.

What about a dating profile on Mate1.com? In February hackers tried to sell member information, including specifics about drug and alcohol use, income, even sexual fetishes.

Not sure what stuff you have floating around cyberspace?  Haveibeenpwned.com might be able to tell you.

It's a database of over nearly 1 billion stolen profiles that was founded and maintained by cyber security expert Troy Hunt. It's easy to use. You type in your email address and it searches to pinpoint which breach your address may have been included in.

You can also sign up for alerts the next time your information is put up for sale. From there you can change passwords, cancel compromised profiles or alter security of your account.

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