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How to check if you're affected by this massive data leak

Reported last week by various media outlets, a supermassive leak of private data may have affected you without you knowing. This MOAB (Mother of all Breaches) concerns 26 billion data records, including those of LinkedIn, Canva, Deezer and Twitter users.

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Additionally, other companies such as MySpace, Adobe, Daily Motion and Dropbox have been affected, and the leak also includes records from various government organisations in the USA, Brazil, Germany, the Philippines, Turkey, and other countries.

As reported by CybernewsOpens in new windowExternal link, these billions of data records form part of 3,800 folders, each corresponding to a separate data leak.

The danger of this MOAB lies not least in the fact that it could lead to a massive series of attacks: as Cybernews points out, "[...] threat actors could leverage the aggregated data for a wide range of attacks, including identity theft, sophisticated phishing schemes, targeted cyberattacks, and unauthorized access to personal and sensitive accounts." 

To check whether you are affected by this major incident, and to find out whether your private email address or phone number have been compromised, we recommend these two sites: 

It's still necessary to be extremely vigilant: make sure you use complex passwords and activate multi-factor authentication on all your important accounts. Set up new protection for any of your accounts sharing the same passwords straight away.