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The value of a hacked email account

Many people use the same password at difference sites – including for their email. So if your account info was among those hacked in the many online data thefts over the last few years, those passwords may be floating around.

[You can check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your email address is “out there”]

So of what possible value could your hacked email account be to the “bad guys”? Here are some ideas, from Krebs on Security:

Things a hacked email account can be used for

Want more details?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/06/the-value-of-a-hacked-email-account/

Why would someone hack my old PC?

There is potentially a lot of useful / sellable info on that old PC that you haven’t used in a while.

What your old hacked PC can be used for by the “bad guys”

This is from https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/

There’s a lot of bad actors online, but there are indeed things you can do to be safer. Watch the tech site for more articles, coming soon.