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Top Story: HUGE data breach exposes 7 million - Your name could be on the list

Top Story: HUGE data breach exposes 7 million - Your name could be on the list
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There's been another big data breach, and this time, the personal information of around seven million users was exposed.

Like anyone else online, Minecraft players could be prime targets for viruses and malware and of course, they are vulnerable to hacks.

The latest Minecraft scare - not coming from a creeper or enderman - has been brought to our attention via security researcher Troy Hunt.

He revealed on Twitter that more than 7 million members of the "Lifeboat" Minecraft community - a separate Minecraft fan site that hosts multiplayer interactions - were exposed in a data breach, including email addresses, passwords and usernames.

To make matters worse, Hunt points out that nobody has made this breach known - not even Lifeboat itself, despite knowing about the breach since January. However, a Lifeboat spokesman says the company has "quietly prompted password resets."

Want to find out if your accounts have been compromised? The site run by the security reacher Hunt, have i been pwned, will tell you where and how your account was compromised, if it was. Just type in your email address and hit enter. You can also sign up to get alerts in the future so that you can keep your personal information safe.

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