I could probably count on my hand the people I know who have NOT had their email hacked.
Email hacking is one of the downsides to living in our digital world. Often it's a situation that even the savviest tech experts find themselves in. In August this year, over 700 million email addresses (and a large number of passwords) were leaked publicly courtesy of a misconfigured spambot (a program designed to collect email addresses). Many savvy tech types were caught up in the hack including Troy Hunt, a leading computer security expert and creator of Have I Been Pwned?.
Just this month it was confirmed that every single Yahoo email account was compromised in the 2013 data breach.