First of all, data breaches occur every single day! That does not mean that your data is being stolen every day, but you never know when your data might have been stolen.
This is a very useful tool to check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
Enter your email and click on ‘pwned?’. The result will show you a list of breaches you were pwned in. A “breach” is an incident where data has been unintentionally exposed to the public. Using a password manager helps you ensure all your passwords are strong and unique such that a breach of one service doesn’t put your other services at risk.
How can you improve your password security?
- Use a password manager to generate and save strong unique passwords for each website.
- Where possible, enable 2 factor authentication (2FA).
- Subscribe to notifications for any other breaches. Then just change that unique password.
Cyber-criminals are opportunistic and attack any size of business as well as your personal accounts!