Have I Been Pwned will tell you if a website you have used has been hacked.
Entering your email address into the website bar will bring up any websites that you have previously used that have been breached.
Aka something like Tumblr, Houseparty etc.
This may not mean much to us, but it actually means that passwords you use or have used in the past, are floating around the web for anyone (who knows how) to find.
So what can you do?
Change your password ASAP:
If you receive an email similar or find that Have I Been Pwned shows there has been a hack- the best thing is to change your password and not use it again.
Use a secure password system:
Apps such as LastPass are great for helping you generate random, strong passwords, and then storing them so you never have to remember them again.
The internet is a crazy place, that most of us can’t control. Be careful with where you’re giving your data and make sure to use a rotation of passwords that are regularly changed.