Under the heading 'Collection #1', databases of various sites have been hacked, whereby a huge number of email addresses and passwords have been stolen. Among the hacked sites are also fourteen Belgian and eleven Dutch sites, including that of pop group De Dijk. You can check whether your email address was also stolen during the hacks.
The stolen email addresses and passwords were briefly online on the Mega.com site and came from an unknown hacker forum, Troy Hunt said. The size is enormous: the database is 87GB in size, spread over more than 12,000 files. The email addresses and passwords were captured in hacks of nearly 3,000 sites. Many hacks have already taken place several years ago.
Despite the fact that the database with email addresses and passwords can no longer be downloaded, Pastebin can still find an overview of the hacked sites, 2,890 in total. Eleven relatively unknown .nl sites can be found in this list:
Fourteen Belgian sites were also affected:
Incidentally, there are also websites on the list that, although they have a .com address, are actually hosted in the Netherlands.
Am I also hacked?
You can easily check whether your email address (and password) can also be found in the huge hack via the site haveibeenpwned. On this site you can look up your own email address(es) in the database, not only for this hack, but also for other infamous hacks where email addresses have been stolen. For example, think of hacks at Adobe, LinkedIn or Yahoo.
Because there is a lot of stolen data on the haveibeenpwned site, it is likely that your email address is also there. If that's the case, it's a good idea to change your password on the affected site. To minimize risks, it is of course recommended to use a secure (hard to guess) password and to change it regularly. A password manager will help you with this.
Check below whether your e-mail address has also been hacked: