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We offer this free data breach search tool because we want to help people improve their online security. Many people aren’t aware that the facility to search for data breaches exists. Being aware is the first step and using a tool like this can alert you to problems that you can tackle to protect yourself further. If you find this search useful, please spread the word like we are!

A data breach is when sensitive or confidential information is accessed, stolen, or disclosed by an unauthorised individual or group. Data breaches can occur in many different contexts, including cyber attacks on businesses, hacking of personal devices, and theft or loss of physical storage media such as hard drives or flash drives.

Data breaches can have severe consequences for individuals and organisations, as they may compromise personal or financial information, lose intellectual property, or damage an organisation's reputation. Depending on the nature and severity of the breach, affected parties may be at risk of identity theft, financial fraud, or other forms of harm.

Organisations that experience a data breach may be required to notify affected individuals or regulatory authorities and may face legal or financial consequences if they are found to be negligent or violate data protection laws. To prevent data breaches, individuals and organisations must protect sensitive information, such as using strong passwords, encrypting data, and implementing robust security measures.

This wealth of information is actively maintained and updated by its owner Troy Hunt a security specialist in Australia. Currently, it contains over 12.9 billion records of data breaches from hundreds of commonly used websites. Whilst its scope is vast, it is worth noting that this data reflects a fraction of the database breaches that have occurred worldwide in recent years. If your email address does not show up any results, do not consider that conclusive evidence that you are free from any concern or due care. If you have any concerns that account security has been compromised, your passwords should be changed immediately. You should also update any other accounts that use the same password.

‘No’ is the simple answer. The use of this service is anonymous and we do not collect or store any data that you enter into the username/email database search. For transparency purposes, we would like to be clear that FasterBroadband does use Google analytics. Google Analytics is a commonly used tool provided by Google which translates user data in an anonymous fashion and presents it in a way which allows companies to better understand how customers use their sites. Further details can be found in our privacy policy.

We cannot prove it but we don’t! - “Scouts Honour!”. This service is free and was created to help innocent victims of data breaches become aware of known issues so that they can try to prevent themselves from being affected. Any information entered is sent via a secure encrypted connection. You can help us to help others by sharing this page.

There are a few reasons for this. It might be that the company you originally joined has merged or changed its name. It could be because someone else has joined and used your email address. Older websites were less likely to require verification of email ownership at sign-up.

No. Holding and storing that information could attract hackers and risk further breaches. We do not have access to such details, or store any information on our website. We suggest changing your current password as soon as possible.