Included in any DataSeal subscription is our data breach monitoring system, where we notify you of any data breaches that occur containing your information. DataSeal accomplishes this by accessing a database which contains information on all data breaches happening in the United States. This database automatically updates whenever a data breach occurs and is found, making it the most effective real time log of data breaches available. We then cross-reference the email associated with your DataSeal account with this database, allowing us to provide instant updates on the security of your data.
Whenever DataSeal is notified of a potential data breach, our customers will immediately receive an email alert regarding the breach. This email will provide all the information we have corresponding to the specific data breach, allowing you to counteract any potential damage the data breach could cause. For example, if we discover your credit card ending in 1234 was compromised in a hack, we would immediately inform you of this, giving you ample time to consider either pausing the card or cancelling it altogether. Since this data has only recently been hacked, we aren't able to bulk remove it—only inform you what sensitive information has been stolen.
Data breaches reveal billions of personal records every year, and the leaked information has the potential to drastically effect your life. Commonly, data breaches target websites/businesses with records containing both identifying data (name, email, address, phone number, Social Security Number, etc.) and account/payment information (passwords, credit card numbers, etc.). With this information, someone can easily steal your identity or make large purchases on your behalf, both of which could ruin your life financially. Knowing when a data breach occurs and what information was compromised is extremely useful, as it allows you to prevent any misfortunes from happening because of it. Eventually, the data that is compromised in large scale hacks makes it way to data brokers and people search sites, at which point our bulk data removal service will take care of the rest.