Many sites are encouraging users to change their passwords as a result of the enormous amounts of data being sold on the dark web in recent weeks.
Facebook and Netflix have been reported to be moving one step further by forcing their users to update their credentials. They are being cautious because many people use the same passwords on multiple accounts.
You may see more sites mirror this action in the upcoming weeks.
To protect yourself, make sure you change your passwords on your accounts and we recommend you make each password unique. If available, we recommend using two-factor authentication whenever you have the opportunity.