Our analysts and researchers keep up with the bad guys, collecting, synthesizing and analyzing digital accounts being shared or offered for sale in closed groups and other forums where cybercriminals congregate
Simply type your email address into the search box on our Identity Defense Platform page, then click the Search button to submit your email address for examination. Once your email address has been processed by the IDP database, you will be immediately notified about the status of your account.
If you found your email address in our database or you suspect unusual account activity, we highly recommend the following security practices to keep your account secure:
- Use a complex/strong password and ensure you don’t reuse it across multiple online subscription services
- Enable two-step verification or two-factor authentication wherever possible
- Use email and phone number to request a reset password link or code
- Be mindful of malicious links and always ensure you’re on the correct authentication page of any digital service before supplying your account credentials.
- Never give untrusted 3rd party applications permission to your account
- Ensure that your computer operating system, browser and other applications are up-to-date with the most recent patches and anti-virus solutions
Our database of rescued digital accounts is constantly growing therefore we expect that the majority of consumers may not always find their accounts in this database. We however encourage you to regularly check the IDP to have a chance of rapidly regaining control of your stolen identity
If at any point in time you notice:
- Unauthorized login attempts to your account
- Unintended messages sent using your email
- That your password is no longer valid and you have been prompted to reset it
- Unusual account behavior you didn't make or grant permission to
Your account may have been compromised. Consider associating your phone number to your online accounts. This makes recovery of hijacked accounts relatively easy.
The Identity Defense Platform is updated on a daily basis with new compromised accounts that are being offered for sale in the Dark Web, Surface Web, social media and closed groups monitored by DIGISS.
When accounts are supplied into the Identity Defense Platform, no corresponding password from a data breach is stored along with them. Hence, the only information we store are breached email addresses used to sign up for online subscription services.
Nothing is particularly logged by the Identity Defense Platform, as we do not collect or keep records of email addresses that have been supplied for examination.
A brand gets added to our database once the number of digital accounts associated with it breaches our set threshold.
This service is not currently available but we are working diligently to enhance the platform to meet the needs of the community.