Why would hackers want to steal your email address? Money, quite simply.
Our personal data is under attack. Americans are being turned into commodities on the dark web. Every piece of your personal information fetches a price online. Your details when bundled together with other stolen personal data are more attractive to the criminal buyers.
Podcast: Hackers are getting smarter at infiltrating our lives and this podcast will help you reclaim some of your personal privacy and help avoid getting suckered by cyber criminals.
06:08 What is the Dark Web? And are you for sale from hackers?
06:55 For those who say “I have nothing to hide, so I don’t care what hackers know about me.”
04:28 The Facebook breach that got swept under the rug.
05:01 What’s “hashing” and why you want to avoid it.
07:09 What cyber criminals want from you.
08:02 Why a hacker wants your email address.
08:39 What to do if you think your personal info has been hacked.
10:12 A quick check can see if any of your email addresses are being exploited.
11:04 New ways to spot intrusions into your home technology.
12:30 The worst thing hackers use to get at your information.
These lawless hackers want your credit card details, account logins, cash from your accounts, working phone numbers, and email addresses to name a few of your assets on the market. With your email address alone, they can trick you and your friends into helping criminals gain more access into your personal data before you know what hit you.
Check haveibeenpwnd.com to see if your email address has been exploited from a data breach. If it comes up on any list, change the password on that email account immediately.