id-theft-checker

F‑Secure Identity Theft Checker

See if your personal data has been exposed on the dark web

F‑Secure helps you to check if your private information appears in known data breaches. Email address or breach information won’t be stored.

Type in your email address

Use the one you log in to your accounts (Facebook, Google etc.) with.

We search for breaches

We check if personal information tied to this email address has been exposed in data breaches.

You receive a breach report

A breach report with recommended actions will be delivered to your email address.

F‑Secure does not store your email address or breach information.

For privacy reasons, no details about breaches will be given on this web­site.

Privacy policy

Why should I be concerned about data leaks?

Account information exposed in data breaches can lead to identity theft. Stolen information like your bank details, medical records, and even private photos can be sold online with the intention of committing fraud in your name. Watch our video, Super Steals to see just how personal things can get.

How you can deal with data leaks now

Even if your information has been leaked, you can still minimize the impact and prevent online criminals from using your personal information for profit.

Change your pass­word

in any accounts where your information may have been leaked.

Create unique pass­words

with our Strong Pass­word Generator, or a pass­word manager.

Get F‑Secure Total

for complete online protection and 24/7 data leak monitoring.

Try F‑Secure Total for free for 30 days

total
total
Rated 4.5/5 in app stores

F‑Secure Total includes complete online security, privacy and identity protection, in one brilliantly simple app.

  • Prevent identity theft with 24/7 monitoring and alerts

  • Browse securely with Privacy VPN

  • Block viruses and secure your browsing and banking

Related articles

Article

What is identity theft? Every­thing you need to know

Learn how to protect your­self from identity theft and discover what to do if your personal details get exposed.

Article

Is online dating dangerous?

Is online dating safe? Discover 5 activities that lead to internet dangers

Article

How can I protect my sensitive data online?

Follow these 7 simple steps to ensure that you are protected against the financial and emotional impact of identity theft.

Article

4 tips on what to do after a data breach

In the event of a data breach simply follow these steps to keep your information and identity secure.

Article

What is the dark web?

The dark web is an anonymous part of the internet that is often used by online criminals and hackers. Read more about the dark and deep web.

Try our other free tools

Strong Password Generator

Create strong pass­words for free

F‑Secure Online Scanner

Scan and clean your Windows PC for free

Frequently asked questions about identity theft

A data breach occurs when a hacker gains access to the data­base of a service or company which contains users’ private information. This information can range from user­names and pass­words to social security numbers, addresses and even payment details. These lists are then usually sold online to criminal groups who seek to use this information for profit.

The most serious consequences to you can be when very sensitive information like user­names, pass­words or social security numbers are leaked. Be sure to never use the same pass­word for multiple services — if one service you use is breached, you should consider all the accounts using the same pass­word as compromised.

Identity theft, specifically online identity theft, involves someone posing as you using your private information, usually for profit. Criminals usually obtain this data either by physical theft, accessing public information, or through data breaches.

The best way to protect your identity online is to secure your private information by using strong pass­words and being careful what you share across different services.

When pass­words are “hacked”, it usually means the service you use the pass­word in becomes the victim of a data breach, leaving your pass­word and possibly other personal information exposed. In many cases, users can go for years before knowing that their pass­word has been made public.

A strong pass­word is a long one because they are more difficult to guess. Having a minimum of 8 characters is a good start, but even more important is to use a unique pass­word for each service. If a service is the victim of a data breach and your pass­word is leaked, the problem becomes much bigger if you use the same email address and pass­word combination to log into multiple services.