Atlas VPN Data Breach Monitor

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Data Breach Monitor is an Atlas VPN feature that tracks any data breaches related to your online accounts. It automatically scans leaked databases and informs you of any past or recent breaches where your personal information was exposed.

What is a "data breach"?

A "breach" is an incident where data is inadvertently exposed in a vulnerable system, usually due to insufficient access control or security weaknesses in the software.

How do I check if my data has been breached?

Firstly, you will need a premium subscription to access this feature. If you would like to get a premium subscription, you can visit our order page and pick out the plan that suits you best!

Currently, the Data Breach Monitor feature is available on iOS, Android, and Windows apps. 

  1. Once you open the AtlasVPN app on your device, navigate to the Assistant section.
     
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  2. Select Data Breach Monitor and click on Start Scan Now. You will see a pop-up window asking you to enter the email address you would like to protect.
     
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  3. Enter the email, click Scan For Breaches, and give it a few seconds to check the leaked databases for information that matches yours.
     
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  4. You will find all detected breaches in the Unresolved folder.
      

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What to do if my personal details have been leaked?

Although the breach has already happened, don't worry, you can still protect yourself! We would first suggest making sure that you are not using the same password on your email as on the websites where the breaches have occurred on. If you are, change the password of your email ASAP - doing so will secure access to those accounts and you will always be able to recover them.

Once you have secured your email, you can then proceed to the second step and get rid of those nasty breaches. Log in to the websites where the breaches have occurred and change the passwords on all of them. Once you have done this, you can come back to the Atlas VPN application and mark the breach that you have taken care of as Resolved.

What can I do to avoid this? 

To ensure the safety of your accounts in the future, we strongly suggest having unique passwords for all of your online accounts. Also, make sure that you follow the information provided by Atlas VPN Data Breach Monitor and resolve all online breaches as soon as possible.

Here you can find our blog post with more information about the Atlas VPN Data Breach Monitor.

For any additional information, do not hesitate to drop us an email at support@atlasvpn.com! Premium customers can also reach us via live chat by logging into the Atlas VPN account here.