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data breach, don't know which password

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Hi, I've been notified that there was a data breach of my email and password - but the data breach was at a company where I do not have an account. I guess that is possible somehow, but how do I figure out which password they got, because all my passwords for different companies are different. If they got a password for some other company I should change it, but I don't know which one to change.

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Hello,

It's little bit complicated situation for you because data breaches can harm you in masssive way and a more thing which may disappoint you that all data breaches not announced to the public at a time, first companies investigate it. So, for your personal security me and Firefox monitor both can say only one thing change your passwords immediately... i know changing password of every account you have ever made is not possible but you can change passwords of those accounts which you use frequently.

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Hi becky14,

As you are saying that you don't have any account in that company, then the notification must be Spam. so, you should just ignore it because i never personally heard that some company sends you the data breach warning.

Thank You !

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Hi Shashank, Thank you so much for your reply. I also thought it must be spam. But wondered because the email I got supposedly at least came from Firefox Monitor, and when I checked on Firefox Monitor's website the hacked company (PetFlow) is listed as having a breach as of today. Email I got came from "Firefox Monitor <breach-alerts@mozilla.com>"

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Hello,

It's little bit complicated situation for you because data breaches can harm you in masssive way and a more thing which may disappoint you that all data breaches not announced to the public at a time, first companies investigate it. So, for your personal security me and Firefox monitor both can say only one thing change your passwords immediately... i know changing password of every account you have ever made is not possible but you can change passwords of those accounts which you use frequently.

Thanks !

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Thank you Shashank, I appreciate your time and advice.

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Hi,

Is very important that you change your password of those accounts because the compannies don't annuncie before they investigate it.

Do it!

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