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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 1:40 pm

I received an email from firefox monitor stating that my email was breached by a site called, PDL. I also went to the ff site to inquire further and found that my email appeared in 18 other breaches/websites.

What can I do about this??? Should I contact these sites responsible for breaching my personal data to complain?

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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 2:13 pm

If you have the Urls you can and know how to work your firewalls you can use the firewall rules to block them.
However that is for a mail client, if using a web based mail, where you open a site and provide your password you'll have to contact the provider.
Contacting those sites might no be the best thig to do if they are the naughty ones.
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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 11:26 pm

Hi zlaer, many large data breaches seem to involve aggregators who got your data somewhere else. A few might be actual accounts you set up. For accounts you set up, of course, you would want to change your password as soon as the problem is discovered if it wasn't reset already. For data aggregators, there's little you can do since you usually won't have a relationship with them. However, you are free to complain if you want to.

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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 11:29 pm

Grumpus wrote:If you have the Urls you can and know how to work your firewalls you can use the firewall rules to block them.
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I have to URLs but not the IP addresses. I think I need to know the IP addresses to enter them in firewall rules in win 10.

Also some of the sites look legit, like linkedin and adobe. So I dont understand whats going on here nor do I know exactly how to proceed. Any help?

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Post Posted November 26th, 2019, 3:09 pm

jscher2000 wrote:Hi zlaer, many large data breaches seem to involve aggregators who got your data somewhere else. A few might be actual accounts you set up. For accounts you set up, of course, you would want to change your password as soon as the problem is discovered if it wasn't reset already. For data aggregators, there's little you can do since you usually won't have a relationship with them. However, you are free to complain if you want to.


Do you mean I should change passwords on my email account or only those accounts on those breached sites?

Btw, many are old accounts I dont use anyway. If I delete those accounts would this help?

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Post Posted November 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm

The very first thing you should have done is change your passwords to something completely different. Close the old unused accounts if you can
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Post Posted November 26th, 2019, 10:14 pm

malliz wrote:The very first thing you should have done is change your passwords to something completely different. Close the old unused accounts if you can


Hi malliz. I've actually started to delete my accounts. I had removed 3 today so far.

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