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What is an
Email Breach?

An email breach is an incident where the security of an email or associated accounts was compromised. It could include accessing the information without authorization or knowledge of the account owner. Email breaches hurt regular people by leaking and exposing email data, including their personal records and identity details but can also result in financial loss from resulting identity theft and other scams and unauthorized activity. Protect yourself with knowledge of what happened and what was breached by running one of our free email breach scans.

What are Email Breaches?

Types of Email Data Breaches

Hacked Email Accounts

Hacked Email Accounts

Email breaches can result in data theft, and identity thieves could take advantage of you if your personal records and personal details are available online. Some of the information in your email account that can become breached and exposed includes phone numbers, email addresses, usernames, and user IDs, social media profiles, dating profiles, web accounts, relatives and friends, date of birth, and other important personal data.

Personal Information Theft

Personal Information Theft

Email breaches can include email data theft, including 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 various account information, shopping details and records, payment information, private emails and data, and other types of records. It is very important to keep an eye on the types of records that are available on the Internet about you to prevent exposures and mitigate the likelihood of identity theft.

Online Scams

Online Scams

Fraudulent websites are responsible for a large number of email data breaches. Compromised software might steal your data when you submit forms or provide your contact information online. 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, email address, your physical address and location, including past locations, your online usernames and user IDs, your social media and web profiles and accounts, including dating and others, your employment history, education, relatives, and more.

Digital Identity Threats

Digital Identity Threats

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

Email Account Takeover

Email Account Takeover

An email breach may result in an unauthorized account access, as part of an online scam or identity thief’s activities. Identity thieves steal your personal information from online accounts by performing an account breach. An account breach is 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 your phone and email records, account registration records, and any personal information that you had provided before the breach occurred.

Leaked or Stolen Emails

Leaked or Stolen Emails

A common type of an email breach is a data leak. Email leaks can occur accidentally or on purpose, but the result is that some or all of your personal data is exposed online. It is important to make sure that the information and public records that appear under 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. Often, the errors will propagate throughout the Internet, and you will end up with wrong information 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.

Exposed Personal Details

Exposed Personal Details

Email breaches may result in data exposure. Data exposure is an exposure of the type of information that identity thieves target. This includes the most important personally identifiable information about you, such as your DOB, your SSN, your phone numbers and email addresses, your family members and associates, employment information, and history. It may also include education records, social and web profiles and accounts, online usernames, private user IDs and private images, videos, posts, chats, and other information.

Private Data Security

Private Data Security

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

How Can I Protect Myself From An Email Breach?

ID Monitoring & Protection ID Monitoring & Protection

No service can help protect against all types of security threats, including data breaches and identity theft. However, you can sign up with our identity monitoring and protection service. We will monitor your personal, private, and public records and alert you if any new records are posted or if we detect any changes to your existing public records. This will help you keep an eye on what type of public records are available about you 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 it may prevent you from becoming an identity theft victim.

Keep an Eye on Your Accounts Keep an Eye on Your Accounts

To help protect from the effects of an email data breach, 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 our identity theft protection. Controlling what is available about you on the Internet and being aware of the personal details available to identity thieves allows you to secure your data and take action quickly in the event of a data breach.

Internet Safety Internet Safety

To avoid being negatively affected by a data breach, make sure you are using the Internet safely by only providing your personal information to accredited businesses and services that are verifiable and trustworthy. Doing so can help prevent identity theft. Always use safe, secure websites, and be sure you are familiar with their services. Never provide your social security number or date of birth online to keep them out of the hands of identity thieves.

Check What is Exposed Check What is Exposed

Run one of our free scans to check and verify your public identity and your public records. We will instantly let you know what type and how many of your public records are available online and those that are potentially exposed for others to see. We look for 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.

Password Protection Password Protection

Protect your email accounts from being hacked, breached or leaked from hacked web accounts. Use strong passwords to secure your online accounts and help avoid 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 what is available for other people to view, including identity thieves. Enroll in our identity theft monitoring and protection service to keep an eye on your personal and public records and keep your identity safe.

Run an Email Breach Scan Run an Email Breach Scan

We strongly recommend that you check your email accounts for data breaches and other incidents by running one of our free scans, to see how much information from your email data is exposed to others. We will show you the information associated with your profile, and you will be able to verify the accuracy and content of the information. If 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 has been added to your identity profile.

Popular Questions About Email Breaches

What are email breaches?

Email breaches are cyber security incidents where personal or public data has been accessed in an unauthorized manner. Types of information that can be stolen in a email data breach may include customers’ profiles and other sensitive data. Customers’ 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 email data breaches result in the 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 personal data exposure?

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

What types of my 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.

Are email breaches part of identity theft?

Your personal identity profile can become exposed or stolen as part of an email data breach. An exposed personal profile can be part of exposed or stolen records associated with you and your particular identity profile. Your personal profile contains a lot of personally identifiable information about you, such as your 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 email become breached or hacked?

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 view. 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 leaked emails?

Yes, simply run one of our free scans with your information. We will show you all available data breach and data exposure incidents for your records that are on the Internet and are associated with your profile. We will provide you with a free summary report with all the public records that we can find. Use our free scan to check the likelihood that your exposed public records could result in identity theft.

Is email breach monitoring included with identity theft protection?

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

How can I check if my account was breached?

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 summary report of your records and personal details to verify what information is being exposed.

Can I scan for an email breach for free?

Absolutely. We encourage you to use one of our many free scans to instantly and safely check if someone has hacked into your email account or if your email is part of a data breach. The lookup is entirely free. 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.

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