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Have you been pwned?

Have you checked your email address to see if it’s been compromised? If your email has been "pwned", it means that the security of your account may be at risk.



The word "pwned" has its origins in video game culture and is a derivation of the word “owned”. It is typically used to imply that someone or something has been controlled or compromised.


Almost weekly there’s a new data breach on a website or service. Therefore it’s perhaps wise, from time to time, to check that your information has not been part of such a breach.


It could mean your passwords and email addresses have landed in the hands of cyber criminals. Hacking an account using your email address is possibly the first step of identity theft as there is typically a lot of sensitive information attached to your email account. For example, you might have linked your credit card information or some other important personal information with