The Australian Cyber Security Centre has reported a significant data breach exposing 773 million email addresses and usernames.
The data breach titled ‘Collection #1’ was made public by Australian cyber security expert Troy Hunt, who identified that a large collection of email addresses, hashed and plaintext passwords had been distributed on a known hacking forum.
You can check the list to see if your email has be compromised by visiting this link: Have I Been Pwned service managed by Troy Hunt.
There are a few simple steps you can take to help keep your information safe:
- Use a strong password and don’t re-use the same password on multiple websites.
- Change your password on any accounts where you may have used the same email and password combination.
- Use a service like BankVault.com for critically important transactions such as banking.
If you are concerned that your personal information has been compromised and misused, you can contact our team.