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Site Starts Breach Monitoring Service

DATA THEFT

March 20, 2012

Forbes reports on Pwned List, which aims to help users find out if their e-mail addresses and passwords have been published online, and its move toward becoming a business. The site contains approximately 12 million compromised credentials and offers users a free service to find out if their credentials are among those compromised. The site is now offering a system, paid for by individual and corporate users, that will automatically notify subscribers that their data has been breached. Pwned List's chief executive said, "We may not catch absolutely everything, but we can catch the vast majority of credentials stolen and shared by hackers," adding, "Our goal is to be our customers' eyes and ears and take a chunk out of their risk of data theft."
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