Very recently, I visited the email settings of my account in https://stackexchange.com/digests.

To my surprise, I saw in the email settings an email address that I did't recognize (not belonging to me). I immediately, changed that email address and replaced it with my actual email address.

I should mention that I was subscribed to the digests of some of stackexchange sites in the past. But since some time I was not receiving these weekly digests (by contrast I was receiving filtered questions without problem).

Should I worry if my account has been hacked?

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Should I worry if my account has been hacked?

There is no way for anyone here to tell you if you were 'hacked' or not. You could've just misremembered which e-mail you entered, which is much more plausible than someone hacking your account just to change the e-mail address your account used to receive digests.

In any case, you shouldn't be worrying but taking action when you suspect something is fishy: don't just update the e-mail you used for the digests but also change your password, use the 'log out on all devices' option, then log in again with your new password.

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