Online security

23 October 2018

Do hackers know my password?

Not a week goes by without talk of a new data breach including passwords. Is yours among them?

Over five billion passwords are in circulation due to data breaches. 

What about mine?

There is a very simple way to find out whether one of your passwords has been stolen. Go to the website HaveIBeenPwnd (https://haveibeenpwned.com/).


This site, created by a cybersecurity expert from Microsoft, lists most data breaches including passwords. Simply type in your e-mail address to find out whether hackers have your password.

What do I need to do?

  • If the result is positive, you will be able to see which website it was stolen from. Change your password on this platform immediately, if you have not already done so since the breach.

  • Change your passwords on all other websites where you use the same password.