Personal data leak check
How does it work?
Here at CyberNews, we want to make sure you’re always protected online ― and that means knowing when your email has been leaked in a database leak or breach.
All of our data in this tool comes from databases of leaked data, where it may have been exposed to people without your permission.
Our up-to-date checker will help you see if your email has been hacked.
So you might be wondering: is this a scam?
The quick answer is: No. We don’t track, log or store any emails you enter in the checker, and you won’t get any marketing emails from us.
To learn more about our leak check, visit our Leak check FAQ page.
What is Data Leakage?
A data leakage, or data leak, is the accidental exposure of personal data. It is important to mention that hacks are not necessarily needed for data leakage to occur.
There are many ways data leaks happen – these are some of the more common:
- Vulnerabilities in websites and apps
- Weak passwords
- Lost or stolen devices (laptops, mobile phones, hard drives)
- Social engineering
Once data is leaked, fraudsters can gain unauthorized access to it and take advantage. In severe cases, data leakage could result in identity theft.
This is exactly why it is important to take action as soon as you realize that your email may have been hacked.
What to do if your email has been hacked?
When dealing with a hacked email, there are steps you can take to both fix the situation and prevent it from happening again:
- Inform your contact list. Make sure you reach out to the people in your contact list so that they are aware your email has been hacked. That way, they’ll know better than to open any phishing email they might receive in your name.
- Contact your email service provider. Especially if you’ve been locked out of your email, but in other situations as well.
- Strengthen your passwords. Make sure you’re not using the same password more than once. Create strong passwords that have both capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and other symbols – even better, get a reliable password manager to generate and keep your passwords protected.
- Use two-factor authentication (2FA). Use it for your email, and other accounts. With 2FA, you’ll decrease the likelihood of getting your email hacked again.
- Update your antivirus software. To go one step further, set your antivirus program to update automatically whenever there are any necessary updates.
Being aware that your personal data was leaked is the first step to fixing the situation and preventing it from happening again. With our personal data leak checker, you’ll learn whether your email is safe, and if not, what to do to enhance its security.
We highly recommend you use this personal data leak check tool once in a while as a preventative measure.