Answer: Yes, your personal information has likely been compromised.

With the recent news of the massive Yahoo breach (500 million people), NYTimes created this interactive so an individual can see how often they are likely to have been hacked and their personal information that is out there on the dark web. Your students will select the websites that they have accounts on and discover what personal information has been exposed to hackers.

Good reminder for students about the importance of 1) protecting your information 2) checking your credit report regularly to ensure no new accounts are being set up in your name (I prefer the freeze  myself).  The simulation includes some good tips on both of these points. Enjoy!

Here’s the graphic: