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What is a
Data Breach?

A data breach is an incident where secure storage of information was compromised. It could include accessing the information without authorization or knowledge of the data source. Data breaches can not only hurt regular people by leaking and exposing their personal records and identity details, but can also result in monetary or financial loss from resulting identity theft and associated scams and unauthorized activity. Protect yourself with knowledge of what happened and what was breached by running one of our free data breach scans.

What is a Data Breach?
Cyber Crime & Cyber Attacks

Cyber Crime & Cyber Attacks

Data breaches can many times be attributed to cyber crime and identity thieves can take advantage of you if many of your personal records and you personal details are available for them to gather online. Some of the information in your personal profile that can become breached and exposed includes phone numbers, email addresses, your usernames and user IDs, social media profiles, dating profiles, web accounts, relatives and friends, date of birth, and other important personal data.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data breaches can include data theft that has important information about customer accounts or customer data. Personal details may become exposed to anyone who tries to look them up, and those online records could include any arrest or criminal history records that you have, any driving records and driving violations, any assets that you have, bankruptcies, liens and judgments, any vital records such as marriage and divorce, and any professional licenses that you have. It is very important that you keep an eye what type of records are available on the Internet about you to prevent exposures and mitigate the likelihood of identity theft.

Malicious Software

Malicious Software

Malicious software can be responsible for a good portion of data breaches. Compromised software might steal your data when you submit or provide your contact information online or when any public record is posted online, there is always a chance it can be tracked by identity thieves and used to steal your identity. Some of the contact information that can be purposefully or accidentally leaked could include your full phone number and email address, your physical address and location, including past locations, your online usernames and user IDs that you use, your social media and web profiles and accounts, including dating and other profiles, your employment history, education, relatives, and more.

Digital Security Threats

Digital Security Threats

Data breaches from security threats are one of the fastest growing problems on the Internet. Many scam and fraudulent websites and services will pose as real to try to steal or phish your personally identifiable information and details for the reasons of identity theft or a financial scam. Any time you submit or fill out a form your personal information could be intercepted if you are not careful and using a service you do not know or familiar with. Some of the stolen details could include your name, address, contact information, and any other account details that you have provided.

Unauthorized Account Access

Unauthorized Account Access

Data breach may result from an unauthorized account access, as part of an online scam or identity thief's activities. Identity thieves always try to steal your personal information from online accounts by doing an account breach, where they hack the system and breach the secure databases to collect your personal details. Some of the types of breached account information may include an exposed personal profile with your full name, address, and contact information, as well as all your phone and email records, account registration records, and any personal information that you have provided before the breach occurred.

Data Leaks

Data Leaks

A common type of a data breach is a data leak, whether accidental or on purpose where some or all of your personal data had been exposed or posted online. It is very important to make sure that the information and public records that appear on your name online are accurate and contain no errors. If the information or records are inaccurate, have errors, or is incomplete, your identity may be at risk. many times the errors will propagate throughout the Internet and you will end up with wrong information and details being attributed to your identity profile. To make sure this does not happen we strongly recommend that you check your public records for any inaccuracies or errors.

Data Exposures

Data Exposures

Data breach may result in a data exposure. A data exposure is an exposure of the type of information that identity thieves like to go after and is usually the most important personally identifiable information about you such as you DOB, your SSN, your phone numbers and email addresses, your family members and associates, employment information and history, education records, social and web profiles and accounts, online usernames that you use, private user IDs and private images, videos, posts, chats, and other information and details.

Posted Personal Records

Posted Personal Records

Exposed or posted personal and public records may include such information about you as arrests and criminal records, court records including bankruptcies, liens, and judgments, marriage and divorce records and other vital information, professional licenses, businesses, assets, driving records including driving citations and violations, car information, home information, and many other types of public records that can be posted about you online and on may government and commercial websites, accounts, and services.

How Can I Protect Myself from a Data Breach?

Identity Monitoring Identity Monitoring

No service can help protect against all types of security threats including data breaches and resulting identity theft. However you can signup with our identity protection service and we will monitor your personal, private, and public records and alert you if any new records are being posted or if we detect any changes to your existing public records. This will also help you keep an eye on what type of public records are available about you out on the Internet and you will be able to monitor that information with our service. It is very important that you monitor your personal and public records because that may help prevent you being a victim of identity theft.

Verify Your Identity Profile Verify Your Identity Profile

To help protect from effects of some data breaches we recommend that you verify your identity profile for accurate information. It is up to you to make sure that information that is publicly available about you is correct, complete, and current. Keeping an eye on that information is part of identity theft protection and your public profile security. Keep your public records information secure by being in control of what is available about you one the Internet and being aware of the personal details that it provides about you to other people including potential identity thieves.

Safe Internet Browsing Safe Internet Browsing

To help avoid some of the data breaches make sure you are using the Internet in a safe way by only providing your personal information to accredited businesses and services that are verifiable and trustworthy to help prevent identity theft. Always make sure that you are on a secure and safe website and are using familiar services and that any information that you provide does not include your social security or date of birth to keep identity thieves and potential identity theft incidents away.

Check Your Public Records Check Your Public Records

Run one of our free scans to check and verify your public identity and your public records. We will be able to instantly let you know what type and how many of your public records are available online and are potentially exposed for others to see. We look for any combinations of your personally identifiable information and details such as your name, address, dob, and other data to show you how much of your profile is currently exposed.

Account Security / Password Protection Account Security / Password Protection

Protect your personal information from being breached or leaked from hacked web accounts. Use strong passwords to secure your online accounts and help avoid some forms of identity theft. You can run one of our free scans to instantly verify if any of your personal information had been breached, leaked, or exposed and is available for other people to view, including potential identity thieves. Enroll in our identity theft monitoring and protection service to keep an eye on your personal and public records, and help keep your identity safe.

Do a Data Breach Scan Do a Data Breach Scan

We strongly recommend that you check your personal records and details for data breaches and other incidents by running one of our free scans, to see how much information from your public records is exposed to others. We will show you the information that is associated with your profile and you will be able to verify the accuracy and content of the information. In an event that any new public record is posted or if we detect a change in existing information, you will get an alert and will be able to see what has changed or what had been added to your identity profile.

Popular Questions About Data Breaches

What are data breaches?

Data breaches are cyber security incidents where personal or public data had been accessed in an authorized manner. Types of information that can be stolen in a data breach may include customers profiles and other sensitive data. Customer's full contact and personally identifiable information such as DOB, SSN, account numbers, addresses, and other data might also be leaked or exposed during a data breach.

Can breached information contain personal details?

Yes, many types of data breaches result in exposure of customers' personal data and details. It could include personally identifiable information and details about you that include name, address, locations, phone numbers, email addresses, usernames, social profiles, relatives and associates, employment, education, date of birth and many other types of personal data.

What is a data exposure?

A data exposure is an event where your personal information or details are publicly posted online for anyone to lookup or when the information is accidentally or deliberately leaked and shows up on scam sites, underground sources, and other online places. To see what types of public records are exposed about you please run one of our free scans and check out the report summary we will provide you with.

What types of records can be breached?

There are many types of personal, private, and public records that can become exposed such as your business and professional licenses, vital records such as birth, marriage, and divorce records, liens and judgments, bankruptcies, asset information, driving records and driving violations, arrests and police records, court records, criminal records, civil records, and many other types of data.

Can my identity be breached?

Your personal identity profile can become exposed or stolen as part of a data breach. Exposed personal profile can be part of exposed or stolen records that are associated with you and your particular identity profile. Your personal profile contains a lot of personally identifiable information about you such as DOB, education, employment, relatives, associates, social media profiles, web profiles, online accounts, images, videos, usernames, user IDs, email addresses, and phone numbers.

How can my records become breached?

Your personal and public records can become breached or exposed by being involved in a data breach in the past or by simply being posted online and available for anyone to check and lookup. We strongly recommend that you run one of our free scans to verify how much information about you is exposed and to check the accuracy and content of the public records that are associated with you.

Can I scan my records for a data breach?

Yes, simply run one of our free scans with your information and we will show you all available data breach and data exposure incidents for your records that are out on the Internet and are associated with your profile. We will provide you with a free summary report with all public records counts that we could find. Please use the free scan to check how likely that your exposed public records could affect your identity theft protection.

Is data breach monitoring included with identity theft protection?

Yes, data breach, as well as your personal and public records monitoring is included with our identity theft protection service. We will monitor your personal information including all available public records to alert and notify you of any additions or changes to your public records profile, or if we detect that your information was reported as part of a data breach.

How can I check if I have breached or exposed records?

To check if you have breached or exposed personal and public records simply fill out a search form and run one of our free scans to instantly see what public records are available about you and what types of personally identifiable records we consider exposed. We will present you with a free report summary of your records and personal details so you can verify what information is being exposed.

Can I check if I my records had a data breach for free?

Absolutely. We encourage you to use one of our many free scans to instantly and safely check what types of information and records are reported as breached or exposed. The lookup is completely free and you will be presented with a comprehensive report summary of your identity profile including data breach summary counts, exposed personal profile and exposed public records.