Dutch police launch a data base for stolen emails

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Dutch police have set up a data base to allow people to check if their email address has been hacked using information gleaned by cybercrime investigators.

The data base contains 60,000 email addresses which have turned up in in the hands of hackers and botnets during police investigations. People who think their email may have been hacked simply send their email address to the police who will notify them and offer help if it has been taken over.

The police stress that the data base is far from complete and recommend people who are worried to check other sites such as haveibeenpwnd.com as well.