Had your online login or password exposed in a data breach?  Here is a checklist of what to do, provided by the Federal trade Commission:

Online login or password

  • Log in to that account and change your password.  If possible, also change your username.  If you can’t log in, contact the company.  Ask them how you can recover or shut down the account.
  • If you use the same password anywhere else, change that too.
  • Is it a financial site, or is your credit card number stored?  Check your account for any charges that you don’t recognize.

Do not throw good money at stolen accounts.

Your credit may be compromised if an ID thief gets your personal and/or financial information.  Protect your credit by addressing any form of identity theft.  For other checklists on various types of information exposure, go to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at https://www.identitytheft.gov/info-lost-or-stolen.html.