Has your personal information been hacked? NYT offers tool to find out

The number of large-scale cyberattacks appears to be growing, both inside and outside of healthcare. Key retailers such as Target and Home Depot reported hacks affecting millions of individuals, and the federal government's Office of Personnel Management recently indicated cyberattackers accessed sensitive information of 22 million people.

According to The New York Times, hackers breached personal information of one half of American adults last year. This year, big name breaches including those at Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, UCLA Health and the OPM threaten to compromise the data of even more individuals.

To help individuals visualize the reach of cyberattacks and identify what personal information of theirs has been exposed to hackers, NYT released an interactive tool that, by answering four questions about shopping and online activity, shows what information may have been breached over the last two years.

Not all cyberattacks are included in the tool, and many attacks are likely still undetected, so the NYT states the results are a "minimum level of exposure."

Click here to access the tool.

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