I get to see the panic of people when there is a hack on a site that carries their details. What really happens when a site is hacked?
What Happens When a Site I Use Gets “Hacked?”
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You’ve no doubt heard about all the sites that have gotten compromised in the last year, but what happens when they do?
Usually, those hackers are after your username and password, but whether they can get it depends on how a site stores your password, as well as your password’s strength (weak passwords are much easier to crack than you think).
After you’ve read up on those things, get started on protecting yourself with a good password manager, a different strong password for every site you use, and backup plans in case someone gets into your account anyway.
Hope this clarifies things