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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/17/2011

LulzSec take your e-mail info? Some places to find out


LulzSec has taken hundreds of thousands of e-mail addresses, passwords and other pieces of personal information. (Reuters)
After news that LulzSec distributed a little over 62,000 e-mail addresses and passwords over the Web yesterday, many people were wondering how to find out if they were one of the unlucky people on the list.

LulzSec gave out the information as a text file on the hosting site Mediafire, but those not comfortable downloading the file can head to Gizmodo to check if their e-mail address is included in the latest file. The site promises that it won’t store any information put in the text box of its widget.

Of course, LulzSec has taken more information than what was posted yesterday.

If you’re interested in knowing whether your information has been a part of any of the group’s attacks, the Next Web has a handy search tool that checks all of LulzSec’s public releases for any mention of your e-mail address.

As always, if you think your accounts have been compromised, change your password immediately for the affected account and any accounts with a common password.

Has your information been leaked by LulzSec?

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By  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/17/2011

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