For those of you concerned about the confidentiality of your personal information (and who isn't) and wish to check that your accounts haven't been compromised in a data breach, then there is an easy way to check thanks to Troy Hunt's fantastic online search tool Have I Been Pwned?

You can simply search on email addresses you own to see if any accounts using those addresses have been compromised. You can also get notified by the service should your email addresses appear in the latest data breaches.

If you're unsure on password best practice to secure your accounts then take a look at Brian Krebs brilliant article on Password Do’s and Don'ts